Narrowboats :: Shared Description

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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TQ0431 : Narrowboats, Wey and Arun Canal, Loxwood by N Chadwick
TL4862 : Narrowboat on the River Cam by N Chadwick
SU4267 : Narrowboat, Kennet & Avon Canal by N Chadwick
TQ0558 : Narrowboat, Wey Navigation by N Chadwick
TQ2681 : Narrow Boat on Regents Canal by PAUL FARMER
NT0576 : Union Canal near Fairniehill by Anne Burgess
SU9948 : Narrowboat on the River Wey by N Chadwick
SP7253 : Narrowboat at Blisworth by Anne Burgess
SP5006 : Canal, path and river by N Chadwick
SP0586 : Narrowboats, Birmingham Canal by N Chadwick
TQ2681 : Jessie at Little Venice by The Carlisle Kid
SU7683 : Narrowboat, River Thames by N Chadwick
NT1370 : Union Canal by Anne Burgess
TQ1579 : Narrowboats, River Brent by N Chadwick
SJ9621 : Narrowboats, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal by N Chadwick
SU6067 : Narrowboats moored, Aldermaston Wharf by N Chadwick
SU8153 : Narrowboat, Basingstoke Canal by N Chadwick
NT2472 : Narrowboat Moorings by Anne Burgess
TQ1774 : Narrowboat, Richmond by N Chadwick
NT0772 : Port Buchan by Anne Burgess
TQ0794 : Narrowboats by N Chadwick
TQ1281 : Narrowboat outside Willowtree Marina by N Chadwick
TQ5846 : Narrowboats on the River Medway by N Chadwick
TQ7555 : Narrowboat moored on the River Medway by N Chadwick
TQ1768 : Narrowboat by the Thames at Kingston by Paul Gillett

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Created: Sat, 21 Nov 2009, Updated: Sat, 26 Feb 2011

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