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Map of the White Sea-Baltic CanalFrom: M. Gorky, L. Averbach, S. Firin (eds.), Belomorsko-Baltijskij Kanal imeni Stalina. Istorija stroitel'stva. 1931-1934 gg. (s.l., 1934), after p. 8.
From Povenets, at the northern end of Lake Onega, the canal runs northward to Lake Vygozero (using seven locks), from which the canalized Vyg River (with twelve additional locks) leads to the White Sea. The total lenghth is 227 km.