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canal boat

[kə′nal ‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A long, narrow boat used on canals, with nearly vertical bow and stern giving it a large cargo capacity.
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A senior director of a canal boat company has today (14 March 2014) been ordered to pay Au3,600 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to operating passenger vessels in North Yorkshire without valid passenger certificates.
Barrel making also grew as a trade because of the products shipped on the canal boats.
Water Chariots, a UK-based boat service, is offering a canal boat service for visitors to the UK for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
CHILL out on a canal boat, with hire prices cheaper and waterways more peaceful than in the summer.
Granted, we are on a canal boat and full speed is 4mph and rush hour just means there is another boat on the canal.
Canal boats will take over Salthouse Dock, giving everyone the chance to tour some of the historic vessels and see the canal boat tug-of-war.
The Royal Wedding, which takes place on the opening day of the festival, will be marked by a salute performed by historic canal boats.
Caption: Canal boat builders, fitters and owners have long used bitumen-based paints for protecting and waterproofing steel hulls, the tradition dating back over 7000 years to when tribes in Mesopotamia used naturally welling pitch for caulking their reed boats.
A CANAL boat rally in Caerphilly county this weekend is set to make history.
Festival chairman Ian France said that year's festival had featured more than 25 canal boats with one chugging into town from as far away as Lincoln.
A pair of canal boats manned by two or three men can convey 70-80s tons, relieving the roads of, say, 15 five-ton trucks.
MORE than 40 people who live on canal boats moored in Coventry have signed up to a new scheme dedicated to keeping them safe.