I am Crusix on both this forum and in game. As is, was given warning that a canal of 30 plus blocks needs approval, so I've stopped digging till provided approval and will abandon the project if denied. The amount dug was less than 10 blocks before being reminded of the rule in place about this. (thank you Elfin for warning me about this rule.)
I am alone, will do this project.
This is the general idea of where it will be. This is purely to get a line to the sea to my land. This in near Spawn Camp West. imgur.com/gallery/Q1Yw0Zg
The length to the area is 34 to 40, as I intend to also create a lake of sorts within my area to store boats (if this is an issue, please alert me to it) , but 34 is the tiles need to hit my land. The intention is for it to be 2 wide.
I wish to build this canal due to my expansion towards the shore being stopped by a settlement nearby having it's boarder boundary and mine touching. In general, if needed, due to the relatively short length, I'd put the canal bridge across 30 away from my settlement. Thank you for your consideration.