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I did a little bike ride and saw this beautiful autumn image, and took this picture of the narrow river

Eede (river) Maldegem

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The Eede or Ee was a river that ran from Maldegem via Aardenburg to the Zwin, into which it flowed at Slepeldamme. This is located slightly north of the current Draaibrug.
The name of this river was first mentioned in 1279.
The Eede was of great importance because it provided Aardenburg with a harbor and a hinterland, because it was also connected to the Lieve
At Slepeldamme there was a lock where tolls were levied on behalf of the Count of Flanders. This lock was destroyed during the Revolt of Coastal Flanders in 1328. The lock was restored and the Eede was diked in 1337.
Slepeldamme, including the lock, disappeared during the inundation of 1583.
In times of war threat, the Eede was dammed several times, namely in 1688, 1701 and 1745, but the dam was always reopened quickly.
In 1701 Menno van Coehoorn used the river to build a defense line in connection with the War of the Spanish Succession: he diverted the water from the Eede via the Elderschans and the Kruisdijkschans to the Zwin. It was not until 1719 that the dam built for this purpose was reopened.
In 1813 the Ee was definitively closed and Aardenburg lost its harbour.
Now all that remains is a stream that is mainly known in Maldegem under this name (but then as Ede). The name of the village Eede also refers to that river.

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