TQ3680 : Limehouse Basin (6)

taken 5 years ago, near to Stepney, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Limehouse Basin (6)
Limehouse Basin (6)
A converted narrowboat and a private canal cruiser in Limehouse Basin.
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
Thursday, 10 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Canals  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 362 809 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6633N 0:2.2709W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 362 809
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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