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Stensö kanal

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Kanal mellan Kalmarsund och Västra Sjön i södra Kalmar.

Stensö kanal
Kanal mellan Kalmarsund och Västra Sjön i södra Kalmar.

Stensö kanal är en av Sveriges yngsta kanaler. Den grävdes av arbetslösa grovarbetare som beredskapsarbete under åren 1932 till 1934. Man kan alltså säga att kanalen tillkom tack vare de dåliga tiderna under mellankrigsåren.
Kanalen är 10 meter bred och grävningen tog avsevärt längre tid än planerat på grund av att det var ett oerhört tungt jobb att gräva sig ner i jordlagren.

Somliga hävdar att redan Gustav Vasa lät gräva en kanal på denna sträcka mellan Kalmarsund och Västra Sjön, medan andra menar att den första kanalen här grävdes åren 1611 till 1613, alltså under kriget mot danskarna.
Det finns inga historiska belägg för något av dessa påståenden.
Historikerna anser dock att det finns belägg för att vikingarna under sina färder seglade upp i Västra sjön och sedan drog sina båtar på stockar över till Kalmarsund vid Stensös smalaste ställe, det vill säga där kanalen går idag.

Stensö channel
Channel between Kalmar and West Lake in the south of Kalmar.
Stensö channel is one of Sweden's youngest channels. It was excavated by the unemployed laborer as relief work during the years 1932 to 1934. One can thus say that the channel was added thanks to the bad times during the interwar period.
The channel is 10 meters wide and digging took considerably longer than planned because it was an extremely hard job to dig down into the soil layers.
Some argue that already, Gustav Vasa had to dig a canal along this section between Kalmar and West Lake, while others say that the first canal was dug here years from 1611 to 1613, then during the war against the Danes.
There is no historical evidence for any of these claims.
Historians believe that there is evidence that the Vikings during his voyages sailed up the West Lake and then pulled their boats on logs over the sea at Stensö narrowest point, that is where the canal today.

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