TELAKANAVA

The Treaty of Åbo in 1743 marked the transition of the border between Sweden and Russia to Lake Saimaa and Sulkava became a border parish. The new border prevented the Russian Navy from moving safely between the Lappeenranta and Savonlinna fortifications. So, the Russians decided to build four canals to secure the connection between the cities. The canals were named after Russian General Alexander Suvorov. He was one of the few warlords in the world to have never lost a battle.

Suvorov´s canals are the oldest canals in Finland. Telakanava in Sulkava is the northernmost of the four canals. It is an interesting attraction, especially if you are interested in history.

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INFORMATION

Address: Lohilahdentie
Distance: about 24 km from the center