Outline History of the Leeds
and Liverpool Canal
Location Details of the
Remaining Ice Boats
Ice Boat Operations and
Design and Construction
Features of the Leeds and
Liverpool Ice Boats
Summary and Comment.
Bibliography and References
Key to Images
ICE BOATS OF THE LEEDS AND LIVERPOOL CANAL
The Leeds and Liverpool canal, although no longer a commercial waterway, still retains many features of historical interest including, buildings, bridges and some of the working boats of the canal. However, the remains of a relatively unique type of boat still exist at some locations on the canal and are the subject of this presentation.
Investigations into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal's Ice Boats originally started in 1994 when one of the ice boat sites was identified and the subject of a pre-disturbance survey undertaken as the practical element of the Nautical Archaeology Society's Part II training programme. The results of that survey were reported in December 1994 and, together with supplementary information, now forms the basis of this presentation.
Following completion of the pre-disturbance survey on the first site further investigations and research were carried out principally relating to the seeking out of local knowledge on the subject; identification of former ice boat locations on the canal together with any possible remains; examination of any remaining ice boats; examination of the photograph collections at local British Waterways offices and the search of published material for references to the ice boats.
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sub-pages, is an original document and was written and constructed by Albert
Fischer based upon original work. The document was first published on the
InterNet on Nordic Underwater Archaeology
in March, 1998. Revised June 2001.
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