TQ5846 : Narrowboats moored on the Medway, Tonbridge

taken 9 years ago, near to Tonbridge, Kent, Great Britain

Narrowboats moored on the Medway, Tonbridge
Narrowboats moored on the Medway, Tonbridge
A Narrowboat is a long thin boat, designed to fit the canals of England and Wales. They were 7 feet (2.1 metres) wide, and up to 70 feet (21 metres) in length, the maximum that will fit in a standard lock.

In the 18th century before the age of steam railways and the internal combustion engines, the canals were one of the key systems of transporting goods around the country. The boats were towed by a shire horse walking along the tow-path. Of course boats today are powered by diesel engines.

Most narrowboats today are used for holidays & leisure cruising, and some are used as homes.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 11 March, 2009
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Boat   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 585 462 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.6096N 0:16.0163E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 585 462
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