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Stuck fast in Lock 9W

Stuck fast in Lock 9W

1 November 2013

RIVER Canal Rescue was recently called out to help Jane Pollard, owner of  nb About Time, after her boat got caught on the sill of Lock 9w on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
The freak accident occurred as she was part way though leaving the lock, the boat became caught on the front sill, and unable to reverse, the bow quickly became stuck and within minutes the vessel was starting to take on water in the stern.

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Towpath Treasures: Trent Lock

Towpath Treasures: Trent Lock

24 October 2013.

TRENT Lock sits on the borders of three counties, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, and at the crossroads where the waterways history of three rivers and four canals collide with pride.

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The Wet Web: November 2013

The Wet Web: November 2013

24 October 2013.

A CAMPAIGN to protect the right of boaters to lawfully use red diesel has hit the rocks after an e-petition fell well short of the 100,000 signatures required for a Parliamentary debate.

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Towpath Treasures: Skipton Basin

Towpath Treasures: Skipton Basin

26 September 2013.

THE Yorkshire Dales is the prized hiking haven for woolly hats and walkers at the heart of the Pennines. It is also where boaters can cruise one of Britain’s most extreme canals, the Leeds & Liverpool.

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The Wet Web: October 2013

The Wet Web: October 2013

26 September 2013.

This month Helen Gazeley finds classical music in a most unusual venue – the local pub.

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Five reasons why you should get training...

Five reasons why you should get training...

27 August 2013.

TAKING a stroll along a riverbank or towpath is a great way to get into the great outdoors, but what about getting out on the water yourself and taking the views in from a different perspective?

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Towpath Treasures: Gloucester Docks

Towpath Treasures: Gloucester Docks

27 August 2013.

THE Romans were wise enough to pick Gloucester as a garrison to guard the River Severn; and as the river grew to become an important trade route, Elizabeth I granted Gloucester port status in 1580. But the River Severn played vicious games with vessels that struggled inland, with unpredictable sands and volatile tide levels.

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Tees Wheelyboat Club

Tees Wheelyboat Club

31 July 2013.

The Tees Wheelyboats Club (a local charitable organisation) was set up in 2010 to give mobility impaired members of the public of any age,  access to motorised boating. The Wheelyboat is suitable for all people who make use of a wheelchair and who may be accompanied by a carer, family or friends to ensure their individual enjoyment can be shared.

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The Wet Web: August 2013

26 July 2013.

Helen Gazeley’s online findings this month range from a boating book and blog to a webcam and windlass.

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Towpath Treasures: Stourport Basins

Towpath Treasures: Stourport Basins

26 July 2013.

STOURPORT-on-Severn is the only town in Britain that was built solely for the canals. It has evolved into a unique location today, embodying a distinct travelling ethos.

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