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Cape Cod Canal

Cape Cod Canal, sea-level channel cutting through the Cape Cod (Massachusetts) peninsula. The canal was a private commercial project built between 1909 and 1914. In 1928 it was purchased by the U.S. government and since has operated as one of the most heavily used toll-free waterways in the world. The canal, which is 17.5 miles (28 km) long, shortens the shipping route between New York and Boston by more than 75 mi (121 km).

See also: Cape Cod.

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