Out she comes

Published: Friday, 26 February 2010

AFTER  four weeks on the bottom of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, the narrowboat Stepping Stone was re-floated yesterday (Thursday), Peter Lloyd tells us.

It was on the 28th January, that the narrowboat sank very quickly just as it reached Reedley Marina on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, being towed, as it had run out of fuel.

It was a 100 tonnes crane that was used to lift the boat, first lifting the stern to allow the water to drain out of the bow doors and subsequently through the drain holes, being partly dragged onto the bank, with Nigel and Tom the workers.

Eventually it was refloated, with the owner and the loss adjuster examining the damage.

Our grateful thanks to Peter Lloyd for the photographs.