Gota Cana is a 240 mile system of rivers, lakes and canals, which crosses South Sweden from
Goteborg to Arkosund on the Baltic Sea and to Stockholm by way of the sea. The canals, which
account for one half of the waterway's length, were opened in 1832 and rise and fall 300 ft by
means of 58 locks. The section that passes around the rapids at Trollh„ttan was modernized in
1916 to accommodate small oceangoing vessels.