SP0483 : The Solar Kingfisher, Worcester and Birmingham Canal

taken 7 years ago, near to Edgbaston, Birmingham, Great Britain

The Solar Kingfisher, Worcester and Birmingham Canal
The Solar Kingfisher, Worcester and Birmingham Canal
A solar powered narrowboat!
Narrowboats
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
Friday, 10 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0462 8387 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.1660N 1:56.0067W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0461 8389
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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