First lock at Sjotorp, the beginning of the Gota Canal on the eastern shore of Lake Vanern
|Architect/Designer||Ericson, Nils (1802-1870)|
|Telford, Thomas (1757-1834)|
|Artist/Photographer||de Mare, Eric (1910-2002)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Canals ; Boats ; Workers|
NOTES: Thomas Telford was initially engaged by the King of Sweden to oversee the building of the canal which began in 1810 and was officially inaugurated in 1832. Nils Ericson was appointed leader of the canal project in 1824.
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