'Listing' boat closes Trent & Mersey lock

Published: Thursday, 06 August 2020

NOT now naming sunken boats—it might scare the nativesthey are called 'listing' boats!

HeartbreakTwinHowever, call it what they will, there is a sunken boat in Plants Lock (51) at Kidsgrove on the the Trent & Mersey Canal that has closed the navigation, Keith Gudgin reports.

Twin lock out of action

The notice states that due to an issue with the twinned lockit is out of action, as seennavigation is not possible via either of the locks.

It is hoped to recover the boat later today, that most likely has been caught on the cill and sank.