National Geographic : 1950 Nov
© National Geographic Society 618 Kotdachrome byCarleton Mitchell Sails Furled, Caribbee Leads Argyll into a Gota Canal Lock. Touring Rural Sweden, They Brushed Past Grazing Cows Gota system's rivers, lakes, and canals carried the yawls 240 miles. Its 64 locks lifted and lowered them 278 feet. Electricity swung newer gates (Atlantic side toLake Vanern), but human hands turned machinery in this old section, which was built to prevent Napoleon's bottling uptheBaltic.