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BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks is now open

BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks is now open

21 May 2015

THE new BoilerHouse at Foxton Locks is now open to visitors following a major investment and development of the facilities at this world-famous lock staircase and Inclined Plane in Leicestershire.
Exhibition space includes immersive and interactive digital technology
to showcase the rich history of the Inclined Plane, together with a new app that virtually recreates and simulates the boat lift.

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Get on the trail of the Lincoln Barons

Get on the trail of the Lincoln Barons

21 May 2015

MEET the Lincolnshire Waterways Baron which will soon be taking its place on the Lincoln Barons’ Charter Trail created for the city’s 800th anniversary of Magna Carta celebrations.
Designed and painted by county-based canal artist Melanie Clare, the glass-fibre sculpture combines the Lincolnshire flag with the traditional roses and castles with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flying over the landmark of Tattershall Castle on its shield.
 

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Featured Videos

10 February 2015

Explore the beauty of the Caledonian Canal

This clip features footage from The Great Motorboat Tour in which John Boyle undertook a circumnavigation of the British Isles in his motorboat 'Shark Bay'. It covers the journey from Lossiemouth into the Caledonian Canal and the journey through Scotland's most spectacular scenery to the West Coast.

Enjoy this great 'boat's eye' view of the canal's tranquil beauty - from Inverness to Fort Augustus, across Loch Ness taking in sunshine, snow-capped peaks and ruined castles.

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Feature Articles

20 May 2015

By navigating through various sections of the boat, you are given access to a timeline summary explaining how boating technology such as radar and life jackets have developed over the years and what the latest technological development has been. Click Here>>

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What's On

Cruises on the Chesterfield Canal

20 May 2015

CHESTERFIELD Canal Trust will be running the following cruises over the Bank Holiday weekend:

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Videos

WHILTON MARINA: Narrowboat cruising equipment

16 April 2015

EACH month we bring you a video from Whilton Marina’s About Narrowboating channel on YouTube. There are currently 56 films covering everything from Blacking a Narrowboat to Different Types of Handrails. Here is part one of a guide to the basic cruising equipment you should consider before setting out on any canal or river journey.

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Current Issue: May 2015

Issue May 2015

Win tickets to the Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival
Canals in 'safe hands' for summer season
Dredging at Lancaster Canal
Special '58' anniversary brew
Fuel across Pontcysyllte aqueduct
386 boats for sale
Caen Hill team wins lock keeper award
Boat review: New from Knights
Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show: Special ticket offer for readers

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