Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Lake Ladoga

Short Universal Geography
Dimensions: 175 versts long, 105 versts wide
Primary inflows: the Volkhov, Svir, Sias, Pashu, Oiat, and others
Primary outflow: the Neva
What to remember: "Lake Ladoga is the greatest lake in Europe."

New and Complete Geographical Lexicon
Location: between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Onega
Dimensions: 175 versts long and 105 versts wide
Primary outflow: the Neva
What to remember: Lake Ladoga was one of the largest and fish-rich rivers in Europe. Because of the frequent storms and prevalence and unpredictability of shoals, flat-bottomed boats often capsized and were lost. Tsar Peter I therefore decided that it was necessary to build a canal (104 versts by 10 sazhens, with a depth of one and a half sazhens) along the southern shore of the lake, from Shlisel'berg to Novaia Ladoga on the Volkhov River. Work began in 1718 and was complete in 1738.   

This page has paths:

Contents of this tag:

This page references: