About Murray Canal: Long before the Murray Canal was constructed, this narrow neck of land linking Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte, was a “carrying place” or portage. The canal was constructed between 1882 and 1889. Cutting straight straight through the narrow strip of land connecting Prince Edward County with the north shore of Lake Ontario, the Murray Canal is an 8 km canal linking Lake Ontario with the Bay of Quinte. It was built as an alternative shipping route to the treacherous waters surrounding Prince Edward County. Now, thousands of boaters each year use this shortcut which is operated by the Trent-Severn Waterway.
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