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Working and Historic Boats:

The Historic Boat Owners Association: aims and objectives include:To encourage the preservation, restoration and use of working and ex-working narrow boats, and to establish and maintain a narrow boat archive."
Not updated for a while, but interesting, informative info.

Commercial Boat Operators Association: Campaigners for freight on all waterways.

Historic Inland Working Boats: Compendium of Working Boats.

John Jackson and narrow boat Roach: One of our suppliers and a waterbourne coal merchant since 1988.

www.bream.org: nifty little site about surviving Fellows, Morton & Clayton boats ('Joshers') of the 'Fish Class'.

The FMC Steam boat President website: possibly the most famous historic boat, plus of course, the 'Salter's' butty Kildare

Bates Boatyard - builders and repairers of wooden boats - they made Brighton's 'elum.

Narrow Boat Magazine - this excellent quarterly periodical covers canal carrying fleets, canal artwork, individual navigations, family history, plus more......

The Barge Association - the DBA "is for all those interested in ex-commercial Barges or any other type of broad-beam inland waterways craft."

A.M Models - "e you will find details of the models we make and sell, the painted canal ware we have for sale as wend with all pockets in mind, radio control models with extra features such as engine noise, smoke and lighting can also be built to order with the main sizes being 00, 009 and N scale aimed at the railway modelling market but also suitable for displaying in cases.
Latest News: There is now a forum added to the site, please add any details of historic boats/fleets you know In fact anything of a historic nature whether pictures documents or video can be added to the forum.

Waterway Organisations:

Canal and River Trust

Inland Waterways Association

Camden Canals - NB Tarporley: Sister to Nuneaton and Brighton, Tarporley is run by volunteers as a trip boat from Camden Lock - they're always on the lookout for people to help maintain her. will find details canal ware we have for sale as we


Friends of the Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne

London Canal Museum

General Canal Websites:

Canal Junction: A mine of info on all aspects of UK Waterways - look for the really excellent regular articles by Tony Lewery, canal historian, traditional painter and horse-drawn wooden narrowboat enthusiast.

Jim Shead's Canal Pages: Another comprehensive overview of the canal scene - "An encyclopedia of the canals and rivers of England and Wales, including historical data, provided by Jim Shead, Waterways Writer and Photographer."

Narrowboat World: An entertaining and topical website with many different points of view, updated almost daily. They will put your email opinions on line. Not very supportive to working boats 'tho!

Canal World Discussion Forums: a lively and entertaing discussion forum - sometimes gets very heated, which is even more entertaining! Highly Recommended!

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