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A long shortcut in Scotland (The Christian Science Monitor)
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CRINAN, SCOTLAND - In a country known for beautiful landscapes, it is no small thing to be dubbed "Scotland's most beautiful shortcut." The Crinan Canal, completed in 1801, was designed to shorten the transportation route from industrialized Glasgow to the Western Highland towns. The canal bypasses the often rough and dangerous North Channel, the sea that separates Scotland and Northern Ireland. Skipper Alan Sorbie, who hails from Ardrossan, took his 38-footer Christina through the canal on his ...