The early part of the nineteenth century saw the rise of the canal network. Narrow boats would travel the canals delivering heavy loads such as coal, ore and also fragile goods such as pottery. The President is a living boat, one that has quarters for the boat operators. The load carrying capability was reduced by the need to provide these quarters and so many boats also towed un-powered Butty Boats that considerably increased the load carrying capability.
These two are in the basin at the Black Country Museum.
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