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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales, designed by engineer Thomas Telford

Situated in north-eastern Wales, the 18 kilometre long Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal is a feat of civil engineering of the Industrial Revolution

The popular song "Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal" was written in 1905 by Thomas S. Allen after Erie Canal barge traffic was converted from mule power to engine power, raising the speed of traffic above fifteen miles per day. The tune is sadly nostalgic. Also known as "Low Bridge, Everybody Down," "The Erie Canal Song," "Fifteen Years on the Eri...

The popular song "Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal" was written in 1905 by Thomas S. Allen after Erie Canal barge traffic was converted from mule power to eng.

Canal Boat

Canal Art Greetings Cards By Artist Henry Kingsnorth Created On His Narrowboat 'TRINITY'. These cards represent the art of the canal barge owners during the Industrial Revolution and to this present day.

Sometimes people who live on boats are called Bargees. A barge is one name for a long narrow boat. The boats are often between 15 to 25 m long, and about 3 m wide. There have been man-made canals in Britain for centuries, but canal building became very important about 230 years ago at the time when Britain started to build many factories and businesses called the industrial revolution. Families lived in extremely cramped conditions and had no other home. Nobody is really sure how it started.

Sometimes people who live on boats are called Bargees. A barge is one name for a long narrow boat. The boats are often between 15 to 25 m long, and about 3 m wide. There have been man-made canals in Britain for centuries, but canal building became very important about 230 years ago at the time when Britain started to build many factories and businesses called the industrial revolution. Families lived in extremely cramped conditions and had no other home. Nobody is really sure how it started.

Barges are one of the very oldest forms of transporting cargo and were out competed by faster, more route efficient forms of transport in the early industrial revolution.

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Canal Art - ‘Diamond’ Sets

Canal Art Greetings Cards By Artist Henry Kingsnorth Created On His Narrowboat 'TRINITY'. These cards represent the art of the canal barge owners during the Industrial Revolution and to this present day.

Canal Art - ‘Castle’ Sets

Canal Art Greetings Cards By Artist Henry Kingsnorth Created On His Narrowboat 'TRINITY'. These cards represent the art of the canal barge owners during the Industrial Revolution and to this present day.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal - Sir Titus Salt's Mills at Saltaire - West Yorkshire - England

endless school projects on Sir Titus Salt, mill then bought by Jonathan Silver who sold me my first mohair jumper worn at gigs, who then became mates with David Hockney who has painted here & has paintings here

Historic working narrow boats on the Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire, England. The leading boat, Forget Me Not is hauling the un-powered butty Lilith. This became a familiar operating pattern once motors began to replace horses. (Source: Wikipedia. Image

Historic working narrowboats on the Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire, England. The motor boat at the front "Forget Me Not" is pulling along an unpowered butty "Lilith".

Canal Art - ‘Diamond’ Sets

Canal Art Greetings Cards By Artist Henry Kingsnorth Created On His Narrowboat 'TRINITY'. These cards represent the art of the canal barge owners during the Industrial Revolution and to this present day.

The narrowboat 'Trinity'

Canal Art Greetings Cards By Artist Henry Kingsnorth Created On His Narrowboat 'TRINITY'. These cards represent the art of the canal barge owners during the Industrial Revolution and to this present day.

This letter tells of frequent thefts from canal barges on the Yorkshire Canal between Yorkshire and Manchester (no date).

This letter tells of frequent thefts from canal barges on the Yorkshire Canal between Yorkshire and Manchester (no date).

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