TQ7555 : Narrowboat moored on the River Medway

taken 8 years ago, near to Maidstone, Kent, Great Britain

Narrowboat moored on the River Medway
Narrowboat moored on the River Medway
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
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 September, 2009
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Narrowboats   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 756 558 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:16.4880N 0:31.0449E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 757 558
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