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a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals

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"It really has been exceptional." Visitors flocked to the festival to view a wide range of canal boats, browse local stalls, and enjoy various refreshments.
Drifters has a canal boat hire base on the Llangollen Canal at Trevor in North Wales, just a five-minute cruise from the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
The wrangle dates back to February this year when Ben, who has lived in the Marina for around four years on what he describes as a 'traditional' canal boat, decided to build himself a new boat he could call home, from scratch.
Sailing canal boats featured the same box-shaped hulls as ordinary canal boats, but they were also equipped with masts, sails, and a centerboard keel so they could sail on open water.
We are now planning to return when the Museum and Canal Boats are operational once again.
Early canal boats were pulled by men, horses, and mules, as there were no engines to propel these boats.
A pair of canal boats manned by two or three men can convey 70-80 tons, relieving the roads of, say, 15 five-ton trucks.
The company is the official 2012 Games Canal Boat operator, and is offering 12 canal boats in a scheduled service, and 18 sloop boats available for charter.
Drifters' canal boats are fully-equipped floating homes with central heating, TV, showers and flushing toilets.
For those who don't know them, the books are a kind of Thomas the Tank Engine but based on canal boats instead of trains.
Starting on April 29 is Spring on the Waterfront, which teams tall ships with a Shanty Festival, regattas and historic canal boats to create a real spectacular on the River Mersey.
TALL Ships, a shanty festival, regattas, and a Royal Wedding salute performed by historic canal boats will all feature in a maritime extravaganza to take place on Liverpool's waterfront.
Canal boats and buses punctuate The Wonder, which is otherwise concerned with the trials and tribulations of coordinating a dance troupe, the "Midnight Ballet." Antoney seems to be at his happiest on the road, whether this is on the number 52A to Victoria or on the Midnight Ballet's European tour.
Like a present day parable, Frank and Alan both own 50ft steel canal boats of the same make and age, although each decided to protect the hull in a different fashion.