Leysiel lock - Greetsiel, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls
N 53° 32.141 E 007° 02.380
32U E 370083 N 5933652
Quick Description: Leysiel lock connects Greetsiel harbour via an artificial waterway to the North Sea. / Die Leysiel-Schleuse verbindet den Hafen von Greetsiel über einen künstlichen Wasserweg mit der Nordsee.
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany
Date Posted: 11/20/2012 5:07:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMFQTA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 6

Long Description:
The historic harbour of Greetsiel is the home of about 25 shrimping boats. Due to the tidal range of the North Sea this harbour would fell dry if this is not prevented by the Leysiel lock. The Leysiel lock is used for lifting boats (mostly the shrimping boats, but some private and tourist boats are also lifted there) and it is also a damming structure against the North Sea. There can be 8 shrimping boats lifted at the same time. Leysiel has been built in 1991.

Der historische Hafen von Greetsiel beherbergt ca. 25 Krabbenkutter. Aufgrund der gezeiten der Nordsee würde der Hafen trockenfallen, wenn es die Leysiel-Schleuse nicht gäbe. Die Schleuse wird für Krabbenkutter, Privatboote und Touristenschiffchen benutzt, dabei können 8 Kutter gleichzeitig geschleust werden. Daneben ist sie auch ein Sperrwerk gegen die Nordsee. Der Bau wurde 1991 abgeschlossen.
Waterway Name: Leybucht

Connected Points:
This waterway conncts the historic harbour of Greetsiel with the North Sea.


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1991

Elevation Difference (meters): 4.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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