BILLINGSFORS. 10 Aktier, Kr.1000. red, black. No 161-70. Dalslands Kanal is a Swedish canal which enables ships to sail between Lake Vänern and central parts of the Dalsland and southwestern Värmland lake districts. The canal, 250Km long, runs across the well-known aqueduct at Haverud and is a much-visited tourist attraction during the summer months. The canal was dug between 1864 and 1868 by engineer Nils Ericson. Only 12 km (7.5 Mi) out of the 250 km stretch of the canal system had to be dug or dynamited, as Ericson made good use of the numerous lakes which span this area. The canal is exploited by the Dalslands Kanal AB company, founded 1908/9 in Billingfors, but now seated in Amal. The canal dues are SEK50 per lock for small boats up to SEK2500 for the whole canal back and forth (in 2010). Several shipping companies offer short cruises on the canal. The Dalsland kanomaraton + canoeing competition is partly held on lakes forming part of the canal system.
Date: 30 September 1909
Startprice: € 30