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Summer 2018 - Issue 50

The Summer 2018 issue includes the following features. You can purchase this issue from our online Shop.

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Front Cover: This view from the stern of a Humber keel shows what a wide expanse of river the Trent could seem when down at water level. In the distance, the company’s steam tug Little John, is towing a Humber keel downriver towards Newark.

Famous Fleets

Trent Navigation Company

Alan Faulkner studies the carrying arm of the Trent Navigation Company (Additional material supplied by Chris M. Jones)

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Picturing the Past

Bow-hauling at Swinton Bridge

Chris M. Jones looks at the history of a humber keel depicted in an early 20th-century photo of the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation

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Last Traffic

Documenting the Decline

Tom Chaplin discusses photos showing the latter days of canal-carrying, which feature in his recently published history of narrowboats

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Historical Canal Maps

Re-rerouting at Rednal

Richard Dean investigates a Shropshire mystery

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From the Archives

The Motor Boat Magazine

Joseph Boughey delves through a collection of early 20th-century magazines to uncover details of commercial and pleasure boating of the period

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Historical Profiles

Black-Sailed Traders of the Broads

Mike Sparkes explores the history of the once-ubiquitous wherries that carried cargoes on the waterways of Norfolk and Suffolk

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Boat Profile

In Celebration of Raymond

Raymond, the last wooden working narrowboat built at Braunston, celebrates its 60th this year. We look at images of her taken between 1958 and ’70 when she was in service as a commercial-carrying boat

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Picturing the Past

Sights of the Birmingham Canal Navigations

Chris M. Jones studies early images of the BCN and its once flourishing canalside industries

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