Canal Narrowboats and Barges

Canal Narrowboats and Barges

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Although the days when inland waterways were used primarily for trade have passed, there remains afloat today a great variety of boats that once carried cargoes. This book is mainly an introduction to narrowboats but it also covers wider canal craft and will act as a guide to those who want to search ut the heritage of the working canals. The illustrations include photographs of boats on the inland waterways today as well as others that show some of the techniques of canal boating and chronicle some of the groups who work to preserve craft and use them for education, pleasure and trade. Older photographs show the working boats against the background of industry and the historic canals. There is a section listing all kinds of contacts, museums and societies, which will help the reader search out craft around the waterways.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 148 x 202 x 4mm | 58.97g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w Illustrations
  • 0747805873
  • 9780747805878
  • 462,423

Table of contents

Introduction; Broad and narrow waterways; Barges; Where did narrowboats come from?; Construction and Propulsion; Boat-builders and types of boat; Working cargoes; Boats today; Further reading; Museums; Societies; Websitesshow more

About Tony Condor

Tony Conder has been involved with inland waterways since his parents first took him for walks beside the Wey Navigation. For twenty-five years he was Curator of the British Waterways Collection. Initially he was based at Stoke Bruerne, from where he collected objects from all over the canal system. In 1988 he opened the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester and in 1999 became Curator to the Waterways Trust, taking the collection to national designated status.show more

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