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Bascote Top Lock No (Staircase pair Nos 14 & 15)
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Quote of the day No 260

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Swan had also at some time ‘spread’. The majority of locks are 70 feet long by 7 feet wide. It is advisable, therefore, that a narrow boat should measure the same. The chains across the hold had at some time been allowed to fall slack; in consequence Swan’s beam had expanded to 7 feet 2 inches. We were to learn this later.

Swan had been rubbing her way around the waterways since 1934. She yielded various treasures of an appropriate vintage. Under the hatch in the bow was an old painted bucket of the type the boat people used to carry water. It had a hole in the bottom, and the name of another boat, Rita, painted on it. Despite an aura of the Dead Sea, the bucket still bore some discernible decoration, the traditional roses, and I now use it as a wastepaper bin.

John Liley - Journeys of the Swan

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