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JHM New site DEC 2018 2019

2019. Walking around Maldegem after a night of snow.

View of the narrow river "De Eede"

The river Eede was a river that ran from Maldegem via Aardenburg to the Zwin, where she went to sleep at Slepeldamme. This is slightly to the north of the current Draaibrug.
The name of this river was mentioned for the first time in 1279.
The Eede was of great importance because it provided Aardenburg with a port and a hinterland, because it was also connected to De Lieve.
At Slepeldamme there was a lock where tolls were levied for the benefit of the Count of Flanders. This lock was destroyed during the Coastal Flanders Revolt in 1328. The lock was restored and the Eede was dug in 1337.
Sleeper damme disappeared, including the lock, during the inundation of 1583.
In times of threat of war, the Eede was dammed several times, in 1688, 1701 and 1745, but the dam was soon opened again.
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