Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hachette ...

... Café des Pêcheurs ...
... once a popular weekend resort for anglers ...

... machine élévatoire ...
... steam engine piston and steam boiler
The screw of Archimedes, connected
to the machine with two wheels ...

... came into operation in 1859 until 1974 ...

... lock n° 2 - hamlet Hachette ...

... the lock-house ...

... the Sambre-Oise Canal at dusk ...

The Sambre-Oise Canal / Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise
by en.wikipedia.org
... built in 1838 ...
... forms a connection between the river Sambre (Meuse basin)
at Landrecies and the Oise (Seine basin) at Tergnier.
The canal is 71 km long, and has 38 locks.
It is only suited for small boats, maximum length 38.5 m. ...

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