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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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- Stratford-upon-Avon Boats and RSC Theatre
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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

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I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 297

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Tunnels are a further hazard or item of interest depending on the views of the boater. Canals crossing hills or ridges must either be taken over, round or through them. On many canals, both wide and narrow, the tunnels were built sufficiently wide for two narrowboats to pass one another. In such cases, the steerer should ensure that the headlamp works and that it is set at a proper angle before entering the tunnel. The type and angle of the headlamp is important, for some craft are equipped with large, powerful beams that light up the whole tunnel but dazzle any oncoming boat. This is the most common cause of collisions. A wide-beam foglamp, set at a slight angle upwards to illuminate walls and ceiling, is all that is needed. On entering the tunnel the lamp seems to give little light, but once inside the eyes adjust themselves and the whole scene, including the water surface in front of the boat, becomes clear. I had no difficulty on one occasion on coming through Harecastle tunnel with a good torch after the headlamp fused on entry.

David Owen - Exploring England by Canal

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