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FRISCHES HAFF

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 232 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRISCHES HAFF, a lagoon on the Baltic coast of Germany, within the provinces East and West Prussia, between Danzig and Konigsberg. It is 52 M. in length, from 4 to 12 M. broad, 332 sq. in. in area, and is separated from the Baltic by a narrow spit or bank of land. This barrier was torn open by a storm in 151o, and the channel thus formed, now dredged out to a depth of 22 ft., affords a navigable passage for vessels. Into the Haff flow the Nogat, the Elbing, the Passarge, the Pregel and the Frisching, from the last of which the name Frisches Haff probably arose.
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