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Michael Hayes

By johnriley1uk  
There is a certain charm about the canals and the colourful narrowboats that ply the waters. This is the Shropshire Union at the Boat Museum, from a time when we could visit so many places that we took for granted. Those days will hopefully return sooner rather than later.

Tags: Narrow boat Landscape and travel Boat museum

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IamDora 1 6 Canada
27 Nov 2020 1:05AM
I'm not familiar with these canals but surely they must get bigger. Or is this for the benefit of a museum display?
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
27 Nov 2020 8:16AM
I now see where the term narrowboats come from. Built to fit the canal width? Is this a specially built canal for showing off the boats, otherwise they must have a lot scrapes, when cruising the waterway. The boat looks in immaculate condition.
27 Nov 2020 10:50AM
Narrowboats are built to fit the width of the locks rather than the canal itself. So we have narrow and wide canals. I think the wider boats would be called barges.

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