Research Projects

The History of The Saimaa Canal

A new, integrated history of the Saimaa canal will cover the canal's history up to the present. The study deals with the events leading to the building of the canal, its construction and use. In addition, the canal's impact on the surrounding environment, particularly on Eastern Finland, as well as its impact on Finland's foreign relations will be included. The use of the canal and its significance in the last few years will be given special attention in the study.

Contact person: PhD Jyrki Paaskoski

Duration: 28.10.1998-31.6.2001

Funding: Ministry of Transport, Viborg Parish Foundation