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Kerma Canal

Vuoksi basin
Heinävesi route
Nautical chart: M249

Permitted vessel dimensions
31.2 x 7.1 x 1.8 x 9.5 [m]
(Length x width x draught x height)

Mooring: To ropes hanging from the lock platform.
Services: Kermankoski guest harbour below.
Difference in water level 2.30 - 2.40 metres

The canal together with Vihovuonne Canal and Pilpa Canal connects Lakes Kermajärvi and Joutsenvesi. The 250-metre canal was built in 1903-05. The clearance of the swing bridge that crosses the canal is 4.4 m.

Self-service lock. When approaching from below, the self-service starter cord and the instructions for its use are on the right side, when approaching from above, these are on the upper canal’s pier to the right.

Passenger vessels travelling according to a timetable have right of way to the canal. Other vessel traffic must give passenger vessels unobstructed access. The self-service access point has a canal-specific schedule for passenger vessels.

Contact information for the canal

Mobile phone +358 (0)40 732 6848

Self-service canal.

Opening hours 2024

Note. Exceptions to opening hours above the channel page.

May: at 7–21
June: at 7–24
July: at 7–24
August: at 7–24
September: at 7–18
October: closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, open on other days 7–17