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The old link to River Dnepr and the Black Sea

Bug River | Poland: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 350 km
Max. depth: 0.80
Max. headroom: 5.30
Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: back to nature, Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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Waterway has access to:

Dnepr-Bug-Canal / Muchavez / Canalised River Pina | Belrarus
Vistula (Wisla) River from Bromberg to Auschwitz | Poland

River Bug
has its source in the western
Ukraine and it is at first for 200 km the border between Poland and Ukraine and afterwards to Belarus. As from Terespol at Brest it is limitedly navigable. Theoretically it has a draught of 1.50 m but even that is not guaranteed in dry summers. The last 100 km before it flows into the Zegrze-See (Narew Zegrzynski) it meanders a lot and has dozens of side branches, one has therefore to take great care while navigating.

It used to be part of the waterway from the
Oder to the Black Sea. Today UNESCO analyses the instauration of this gorgeous shipping route. Since this project would bring extensive works at the headwaters of the Bug, nature protection organisations are against it.Besides, the entire area is hardly populated and offers therefore practically no infrastructures. There are surely more churches then Restaurants. Towns and villages have no wharfs but the flat banks allow now and then a careful disembarkation.

In the evening the autumn woods resound With deadly weapons, the golden plains And blue lakes, the sun above ...
Georg Trakel.-

Country, nothing but country as far as the eye can see, you imagine you are at the end of the world. Together with the Bug-Dniepr Canal and the Dniepr, this waterway would in fact be Poland’s link to the Black Sea if the locks in Bello-Russia were still operating...

Except the small
Marinas at Zegrze-See (Narew Zegrzynski) and at the port of Brest, there is no wharf along the entire stretch.