BRUXELLES. Action de F500. black. #4000. No 324. Founded 1857 to construct the canal (15,4km) which connected the Schelde at Bossuit with the Leie at Kortrijk. As such, the industrial produce from Tournai, Ecaussines and Soignies (Hainaut) could be transported over water without the need for a 138km detour via Gent. The canal opened in 1861 by King Leopold I. The same company exploited the canal until 1890 when the State took the concession over. The canal, enlarged in 1971, is still being used today. Extremely rare.
Province: BRABANT, WEST-VLAANDEREN
Date: 15 February 1860
Startprice: € 100