TQ3695 : Narrowboats on the River Lee Navigation, Ponders End

taken 8 years ago, near to Ponders End, Enfield, Great Britain

Narrowboats on the River Lee Navigation, Ponders End
Narrowboats on the River Lee Navigation, Ponders End
Narrowboats moored on the River Lee Navigation.

A Narrowboat is a long thin boat, designed to fit the canals of England and Wales. They were 7 feet (2.1 metres) wide, and up to 70 feet (21 metres) in length, the maximum that will fit in a standard lock.

In the 18th century before the age of steam railways and the internal combustion engines, the canals were one of the key systems of transporting goods around the country. The boats were towed by a shire horse walking along the tow-path. Of course boats today are powered by diesel engines.

Most narrowboats today are used for holidays & leisure cruising, and some are used as homes.

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Lea Navigation (Lee Navigation)

The Lee Navigation is a canalised river incorporating the River Lea (River Lee). It runs from Hertford Castle Weir to the River Thames at Bow Creek; its first lock is Hertford Lock and its last Bow Locks.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 8 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Lee Navigation 
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County (from Tags)
Greater London 
Place (from Tags)
Ponders End  Lee Valley  River Lea 
River (from Tags)
Lee/Lea  Lea 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3635 9537 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.4367N 0:1.8576W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3637 9533
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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