Cruising along the canal is a very different experience to walking along the towpath.
Our principal passenger boat Bluebell lets people see the canal from the water at first hand and experience the tranquillity of watching the world go by as we pass through a varied and historic countryside.
Bluebell is a 45 feet long, 6 feet 10 inches wide narrowboat and has approximately 2 feet draft. She is powered by a Lister SR2 (13BHP@2000RPM) diesel engine.
Roseann is a smaller, flat-bottomed boat with a canopy and a small out-board petrol motor.
She was the Society’s only boat until 2006 and as such she had to fulfil many roles, including litter picking and boat trips.
Now Roseann is principally our working boat, used for canal environmental work. However we can also use her for short boat trips, such as at gala days or festivals, as she is easy to turn anywhere in the canal.
The Bridge 19-40 Union Canal Society is a registered charity (SC023110) run solely by volunteers and supported by donations and income from events and boat trips.
Due to the fact we have put our passenger boat, Bluebell up for sale (see explanation under Welcome on our home page), we regret that we are unable to offer boat trips in 2022 We will be starting a Fundraising campaign to raise funds to purchase a new passenger carrying boat. We can still be contacted by telephone, email or via our facebook page.
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