|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
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
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