canal boat


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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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Canal boats Sam and Leo operate on a section of the Leeds to Liverpool canal at Skipton and are authorised to carry no more than 12 passengers.
These wheels would be lowered to save time in loading the canal boat onto the carriage to roll up or down the incline.
Water Chariots, a UK-based boat service, is offering a canal boat service for visitors to the UK for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The canals are, at the most, only a few hours travelling from your home and your canal boat holiday begins as soon as you arrive at the boatyards.
Nigel Mellor, project manager for the Restaurant Canal Boat initiative, said: "It has taken three years of really hard work to get to this launch stage.
One thing that's worth bearing in mind on a canal boat holiday is you never travel fast, so remember to leave plenty of time for your chosen journey and the time it takes on the wheel.
Like a present day parable, Frank and Alan both own 50ft steel canal boats of the same make and age, although each decided to protect the hull in a different fashion.
A CANAL boat rally in Caerphilly county this weekend is set to make history.
3] Jones was describing the busy canal boat network that was unable to cope with the demands of the growing number of city commuters, Historically, the city has struggled to find a transport system capable of meeting the increasing demands,
The canal boat was the family business, their livelihood, and their home.
2, includes visits to Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto, a stay in a castlelike chateau, a canal boat ride, a visit to Canada's largest natural caves, Lafleche Caves, a boat ride to Niagara Falls and a visit to the Canadian Mounties' headquarters and stables.