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I've just returned from a weekend shopping trip here (actually St. Omer, practically the same town), and came back with no pictures worth posting, so I though I'd dig out these. Quite documentary photos, but an interesting piece of industrial archiology. This is a the Arques canal lift. It's now a static exhibit (having been replaced by a huge fast filling lock), but when in operation it allowed boats to be lifted in troughs to the higher level waterway without having to go through the series of locks that it replaced. It's almost a copy of the one in Northwich, UK, which is still working.

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Additional Photos by Richard Gatward (RGatward) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3757 W: 141 N: 3794] (20086)
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