General Membership Meeting

When:      Tuesday - 11  May  2010

Where:     Sports Forum
       803 Mosel Ave, Kalamazoo MI

Time:       6:30 Social Half Hour
        7 pm Dinner and Meeting

RSVP:     Lyn Bleyer – Bleyer@wmich.edu
          (269) 731-5601
Topic: Touring the Midi Canal in Southern France

Speaker: Members Linda and Joe Mills

The Mills will share their recent boat trip along the
Midi Canal in Southern France.

The Canal du Midi (Canal de las Doas Mars - meaning canal of the
two seas), is a 150 mile long canal in Southern France.

The Canal du Midi was built to serve as a shortcut between the
Atlantic and the Mediterranean, avoiding the long sea voyage that in
the 17th century took a full month to complete.  The canal also help
to avoid the Barbary pirates.

The Canal has 91 locks which serve to ascend and descend a total
of 620 feet. It has 328 structures, including bridges, dams and a
tunnel.  
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