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.

Too much silt in the Severn

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

THE build-up of silt in the Severn is causing deep draughted boats to get grounded.

Failure of single working lock paddle closes Wigan Flight

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

ALL too often now there is just one working paddle on lock gates causing stoppages.

Coxhead Swing Bridge re-opens

Published: Wednesday, 19 August 2020

AFTER its latest stoppage Coxhead Swing Bridge is repaired and fully operational again.

Reflections of an Ancient Boater—Do herons understand physics?

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

I WONDER how many of you boaters out there have observed this somewhat strange behaviour by a heron, writes Ralph Freeman.

Dams plug Union Canal breach

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

DAMS have now been placed either side of the breach of the Union Canal and the flow halted.