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429 furlongs is about as long as The Panama Canal.
In other words, the length of The Panama Canal is 1 times that amount.
(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 440 furlongs in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.130 furlongs above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
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