Canso, Strait of


Canso, Strait of

geographical name

Definition of CANSO, STRAIT OF

narrow channel Canada separating Cape Breton Island from Nova Scotia mainland

Canso, Strait of

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Channel, Nova Scotia, Canada. Separating mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, it is 4.5 mi (23 km) long and 1 mi (2 km) wide, with depths of 200 ft (60 m). Since 1955 the 7,000-ft (2,100-m) Canso Causeway has linked Cape Breton with the mainland. A navigation lock can handle most oceangoing vessels.

Variants of CANSO, STRAIT OF

Canso, Strait of or Canso Gut

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