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Maritime Image of the Day: “The Opening of the Suez Canal” (1869)

The opening of the Suez Canal on November 17, 1869 (Credit: The Print Collector/Getty Images)

PortandTerminal.com, November 17, 2019 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – This year is the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Suez Canal. As every schoolchild learns, the canal is a man-made waterway connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean via the Red Sea. It enables a more direct route for shipping between Europe and Asia, effectively allowing for passage from …

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