TQ2681 : Jason's trip narrowboat

taken 10 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

Jason's trip narrowboat
Jason's trip narrowboat
Jason's Trip is the original Regent's Canal tour and has been operating since 1951. Jason is an authentic 100-year-old canal boat which was originally used as a cargo-vessel on the canals before being fitted with a diesel engine and converted to passenger-carrying duties.
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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Regent's Canal

The Regent's Canal is a nine-mile man-made stretch of water connecting the Grand Union Canal at Little Venice to the River Thames. The first section of the canal from Little Venice was opened in 1816 and the final section at Limehouse Basin in 1820. The canal has 13 sets of locks.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 May, 2012
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City, Town centre  Canals 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2613 8181 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2680N 0:11.0061W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2611 8178
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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