Sessional Papers Volume 33

Sessional Papers Volume 33

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...which were dismissed by the justices on the ground that the defendants were not aware of their liability, and that no wilful intention was proved. Mr. Llewellyn'; Report. The following is the list, which compares favourably with that I was appointed Inspector under the Canal Boats Acts on the 10th April, 1899, and commenced my duties on the 20th of the same month at Birmingham, making 162 visits of inspection to 136 of the principal sanitary authorities in England and Wales during the remaining portion of the year. I paid over 130 visits to the waterways in the various districts, for the purpose of seeing every kind of craft that comes under the Acts. Registered under the Acts there are many different types of canal boats. Narrow boats (the standard model for Academy pictures), wide boats for the great Lancashire and Yorkshire canals, cut-down seagoing vessels for timber traffic on ship-canals, quaint-looking Dutch-rigged craft that ply through Lincolnshire and out to sea, strings of black barges that crawl above the level of the land through the Fen Country, Norfolk whcrries, with their one huge sail, Corporation tanks that leave the big towns in the early morning with their evil-smelling freight, Thames barges that appear helplessly to drift up and down with the tide, Medway ketches looking like floating hayricks, steam-boats, fly-boats, boats with cabins aft, boats with cabins forward, and big Trent boats, with cabins in the middle, all canal-boats, all liable to be registered, and often the only homes of men, women, and children. ' Apart from these there are many vessels just outside the operation of the Acts. I attended a meeting at the end of July at the Cannon Street Hotel, London, called by the Poplar Board of Works, for the...
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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236822110
  • 9781236822116