SJ9398 : Queen at Portland Basin

taken 4 years ago, near to Ashton-Under-Lyne, Tameside, Great Britain

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Queen at Portland Basin
Queen at Portland Basin

Built in 1817, Queen is now the oldest surviving wooden, motor narrow boat. The Wooden Canal Boat Society has been looking after Queen since 1994. LinkExternal link

She was originally the Walsall Queen and worked the canals between Walsall and Brentford. She was sold to Harvey Taylor, of Aylesbury, in 1924 and her name was shortened to Queen. Though abandoned and left to sink in 1947 she was rescued and abandoned again at least twice before reaching safety in Runcorn in 1994. The Wooden Canal Boat Society has set up a fund for Queen's full restoration, which will take place after Hazel has been restored.
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Date Taken
Friday, 8 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Canals 
Date (from Tags)
1947  1924  1994  1817 
Place (from Tags)
Ashton Under Lyne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9347 9846 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9691N 2:5.9921W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9347 9847
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Wooden Canal Boat  Portland Basin Museum  Narrowboat 

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