Summer 2009 - issue 14

The Summer 2009 issue of NarrowBoat includes the following features. You can purchase back issues online - click here for our shop.

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Historical Profile: Caldon Canal

Basil Jeuda reveals that the attractive rural canal that we know today was once a hive of industry and activity 

Famous Fleets: Grand Union Canal Carrying Co

Alan Faulkner looks at the history of one of the best known carrying fleets, many of whose narrowboats survive today, whilst Chris Jones reveals the variation of liveries through 16 specially drawn cabin sides 

A Broader Outlook: The Father of Britain’s Canals?

250 years after the Duke of Bridgewater obtained the Act for his first canal, Mike Clarke asks how significant his achievements were in the wider field of waterway development 

Canals That Never Were: Grand Imperial Ship Canal

Richard Dean traces Nicholas Cundy’s ambitious 1827 plan for a London to Portsmouth Ship Canal