until 1945: Gilgestrom
Gilge and Kurenkahn (1930)
|location||Kaliningrad Oblast , Russia|
|origin||Junction from the Memel north of Istok (Neu Weynothen , 1938–1946 Preußenhof)
|muzzle||below Matrossowo (Gilge) in the Curonian Lagoon
|Communities||Timirjasewo , Jasnoye , Golovkino|
Like the Memel, the Gilge was of great importance for rafting in East Central Europe . While rafts of 125 m length and 18 m width were permitted on the Memel , traffic on the Gilge was limited to rafts 100 m long and 10 m wide.
Course and expansion
Leaving the Memel 9.5 km west-north-west of Sovetsk (Tilsit) , it flows mainly in a south-west direction through the elk lowland . Shortly after Matrossowo (Gilge) she comes across the Curonian Lagoon .
At Sapowednoje (Seckenburg) , the Kleine Friedrichsgraben, which is only 180 m interrupted by a dam, branches off in a southerly direction, and the Seckenburger Canal 4.5 km before Matrossowo (Gilge) . The latter is a navigable connection to the Nemonin (Nemonien) , from which there is a connection to the Deime and thus to the Pregel via the Polesski Canal (Großer Friedrichsgraben) . The approximately 6 km long section of the Gilgestrom between Seckenburg and the junction of the actual Seckenburg Canal was also expanded like a canal when it was built in 1833 and is therefore also known as the Seckenburg Canal .
- The Memel delta with the projects for the dike between the Ruß-Strom and the Gilge . Verlag Wiegandt, Hempel and Parey, Berlin 1880.
- Cornelius Kutschke : The feeders of the port - a) The inland waterways , in: Königsberg as a port city . Königsberg 1930, p. 35.