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Narrow Boats

 

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.

 

 

Narrow Boats

 

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.

 

 

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Sep 2011, 08:00
A fine picture illustrating a very practical & cheap means of transporting goods
Les Auld: And efficient Chris, thanks for the comment.
I love these boats Les, and have never seen them here in the US. I have in the past seen pictures of these boats with wonderful paitings all over them. A very nice picture.
Les Auld: They do have such great character Frances, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Sep 2011, 08:54
It's a wonderful "take" on these two boats that I remember well, Les!
Les Auld: Good memories Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
Very photogenic narrowboats, almost as good as trains grin
Les Auld: Almost but not quite Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 Sep 2011, 11:20
I have read a lot about these boats,good capture
Les Auld: They do have an interesting history Vintage, thanks for the comment.
Thought I recognised this spot Les, I'm posting a short series from the canal basin in a couple of weeks time.
Les Auld: There were some good images to be found there Brian, thanks for the comment.

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