TQ7557 : Narrowboat, River Medway

taken 7 years ago, near to Sandling, Kent, Great Britain

Narrowboat, River Medway
Narrowboat, 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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TQ7557, 143 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7512 5703 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.1291N 0:30.5895E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7517 5704
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