SJ9621 : Narrowboats, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

taken 4 years ago, near to Milford, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Narrowboats, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
Narrowboats, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
The Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal runs 46 miles from the River Severn at Stourport in Worcestershire to the Trent and Mersey Canal at Haywood Junction by Great Haywood.
James Brindley was the chief engineer when the canal opened in 1771. It is still navigable today.
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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Saturday, 2 March, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 25 September, 2013
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Canals 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9653 2145 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.4365N 2:3.1738W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9652 2139
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