Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

8-1969

Description

This photograph shows the sluice gates on the Afsluitdijk, a causeway that created the artificial freshwater lake IJsselmeer. The causeway was completed in 1933 and tamed what was once a problematic harbor in regards to flooding and damage to ships. The sluice gates regulate the flow between the North Sea and the lake.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zuiderzee (accessed 11 June 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IJsselmeer (accessed 11 June 2012)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afsluitdijk (accessed 11 June 2012)

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Roads -- Causeways -- Netherlands; Dams - Sluice gates;

Country Name

Netherlands

Region Name

North Holland

Keywords

dams; sluice gates; netherlands; IJsselmeer; artificial lake; freshwater lake; North Sea

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