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Manchester (Ship Canal)
Latitude: 53º 29'N
Longitude: 02º 19'W
Ownership: Peel Ports Group (Manchester Ship Canal Company)
Usage: Leisure, Commercial
Contact name: Capt. Maurice Bestwick, Harbour Master
Address: Queen Elizabeth II Dock, Eastham, Merseyside, L62 0BB
Telephone no: 0151 327 2038
About Manchester (Ship Canal)Formally opened by Queen Victoria in May 1894 amidst scenes of great ceremony and popular enthusiasm, the 'Big Ditch' as it was affectionately known, brought deep sea shipping all the way to Manchester and lead to the creation of the thriving industrial community of Trafford Park.
Today it is still a seaway for 3000 ships annually carrying no less than 8 million tonnes of cargo.
A detailed history can be found by clicking Manchester Ship Canal.
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