Boats hitting lock gates will cause failure

Published: Monday, 24 August 2020

IF BOATS hit the wooden lock gates enough times with enough speed then they will eventually break, writes Keith Gudgin.

First Canal of Industrial Revolution at risk of drying out

Published: Monday, 24 August 2020

WATER supply to Sankey Canal  ends as coal fired power station closes down.

Off for a paddle!

Published: Monday, 24 August 2020

THREE cows obviously thought they could do with a cool down in the Stratford-on-Avon Canal.

Victor: Have swing bridges passed their 'use by' date?

Published: Sunday, 23 August 2020

THE continuous failures of swing bridges prompts that particular question.

Coronavirus closes two tidal Trent locks

Published: Friday, 21 August 2020

WITH the lock keeper at West Stockwith Lock on the tidal Trent testing positive for coronavirus the lock is now closed.

Boat strike damages lock gate

Published: Friday, 21 August 2020

A BOAT striking the top gate of a lock has put it out of action.

Grantham Canal lock gets new gates

Published: Friday, 21 August 2020

VOLUNTEERS are now ready to fit a lock on the Grantham Canal with new gates—the first in 90 years.

More cost for boaters

Published: Thursday, 20 August 2020

LIKE I am sure many others boaters, I see the news that the BSS endorses the bilge filters as yet another cost that will soon be on our way, writes T Lang.

Paddles not working

Published: Thursday, 20 August 2020

MY HUSBAND and I have just completed a three weeks cruise from our base at Mercia Marina, writes Janet Forbes.

CaRT shops still not re-opened

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

THE many shops operated for boaters by Canal & River Trust have still not re-opened.