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On this day in 2015

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Boston Grand Sluice River Witham

 

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which is a fair approxiation to the instruction to pass through the lock on the level, with all gates open.

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On this day in 2007

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St Ives River Great Ouse. Boats moored for the IWA National Festival. And an expensive grounding in the field behind.

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10 minutes ago, PeterScott said:

On this day in 2007

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St Ives River Great Ouse. Boats moored for the IWA National Festival. And an expensive grounding in the field behind.

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We were there, moored about five boats away from the bank.

There was some torrential rain. We gave full marks to the enterprising shoe-shop manageress who got emergency supplies of wellingtons sent in from another branch. We still have the pairs which we bought there, too!

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48 minutes ago, Athy said:

We were [at St Ives River Great Ouse for the 2007 IWA National Festival], moored about five boats away from the bank.

There was some torrential rain. We gave full marks to the enterprising shoe-shop manageress who got emergency supplies of wellingtons sent in from another branch. We still have the pairs which we bought there, too!

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It was a damp weekend. EA had tried lowering the river a bit to help the site dry out, but it probably didn't help.

 

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On this day in 2008

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Autherley SU IWA National Festival. Display of a new Ownerships boat.

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Was that the firm belonging to a Mr. Rimmer who, in a moment of confusion, sold the same shares to several different people? Or was that Challenger?

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1 hour ago, Athy said:

Was that the firm belonging to a Mr. Rimmer who, in a moment of confusion, sold the same shares to several different people? Or was that Challenger?

No, that was Challenger. This is a rival company, Ownerships,  (which also eventually ceased trading a couple of years after this photo, but not for the same reason). Incidentally, that is me in the middle  helping to show off a new boat.

 

Howard

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12 hours ago, Dorlan said:

Another chain ferry - Stratford Upon Avon, c.1990

Same principle: operator pulls on a wire stretched  across the waterway -

 

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Exeter in 2009

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The ferry at Polle on the Weser in 2017. It uses the flow of the river to move from side to side, assisted by winches adjusting its position using the wire ropes connected to the high-level ropes across the river.

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The Polle pictures are similar in principal to how craft crossed the Loire using the current at Briare before the aqueduct was built, though there were no overhead wires there.

 

Tam

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At Gray on the R. Saone today 2006. There are many types of old Dutch barges each made for a purpose. Both of these were original sailing boats, ours having been built for a brickworks and is a type called a Hagenaar which I have been told was built to a width that could get through some bridges to The Hague. It was certified to carry 55 tones.

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10 minutes ago, Nightwatch said:

Never seen a dog-fish before.

Syd and Jack sit for hours watching fishing. They love it.

 

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Someone else a long way from home, somewhere in France, I really must make an effort to catalogue photos, I doubt if the people who built the Bantock (?) nearest the camera ever thought it would be more than a few miles from Brum.

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1 hour ago, Naughty Cal said:

This morning on the Fossditch at The Woodcocks moorings. 

 

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Better looking than most fishermen. Is that a shorn Syd?

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26 minutes ago, Athy said:

Better looking than most fishermen. Is that a shorn Syd?

He is mid way between hair cuts. Due another in a few weeks. 

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3 hours ago, Pluto said:

The ferry at Polle on the Weser in 2017. It uses the flow of the river to move from side to side, assisted by winches adjusting its position using the wire ropes connected to the high-level ropes across the river.

 

The former ferry at Hampton Loade on the River Severn operated in a similar fashion. Operating for about 400 years, it closed in 20016. 

Photo c. 1998

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2 hours ago, Bee said:

....., I doubt if the people who built the Bantock (?) nearest the camera ever thought it would be more than a few miles from Brum.

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I doubt whoever built the Bantock ever thought it would sport curtains or blue plastic balloons either.

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