TQ5946 : Cecil 2, a narrowboat

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

Cecil 2, a narrowboat
Cecil 2, a narrowboat
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
Tuesday, 15 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5912 4645 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.7071N 0:16.5536E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5910 4645
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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