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Historic Canals Waterways of South Carolina

Author : Robert J. Kapsch
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This is the first history of the canal boom that revolutionized transportation in the Palmetto State. South Carolina's first transportation revolution was the development of a network of canals and waterways. From the 1790s to the 1830s, the Palmetto State was a preeminent leader in infrastructure improvements and developed an extensive system of more than two thousand miles of canals and waterways connecting virtually every part of the state with the coast and the port of Charleston.

Report s of the Royal Commission Appointed to Enquire Into and to Report on the Canals and Inland Navigations of the United Kingdom

Author : Great Britain. Royal Commission on Canals and Waterways
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Francis Frith s Canals Waterways

Author : Dennis Needham
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Approximately 100 detailed period photographs from the Francis Frith archive with extended captions and full introduction. Suitable for tourists, local historians and general readers. Includes a voucher for a free mounted print of any photograph shown in the book.

Shadows on the Water

Author : A. Scott-Davies
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This fascinating volume takes a look at some of the strange and unexplained hauntings reported across Britain's canal and waterways network: echoes in dark tunnels; stone steps stained red with blood spilled long ago; ghostly footsteps accompanying barges beneath a bridge. Mixing long-established ghostly tales with first-hand accounts, Allan Scott-Davies presents a grisly collection of supernatural stories. From the screaming ghost near Market Drayton to the Roman soldier in Chester guarding the canal, the drowning man at Lapworth and the white lady of the Hatton flight, all is revealed with a map of locations and, for some of the more haunted sites, a guided tour map. This illustrated book is sure to delight lovers of the waterways and paranormal alike.

The Canal Guide

Author : Stuart Fisher
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This attractive guidebook shows off just how rich our waterways heritage is. This fully updated new edition highlights 55 of Britain's most beautiful and interesting canals, with new photography, updated text throughout and a new 'places to visit' feature for each canal (picking out 3 places within walking distance, and another 3 slightly further away). In each of the 55 chapters, Stuart Fisher gives a lively background to the history, wildlife and pubs alongside each waterway, as well as a handy map and useful information for visitors. Through the beautiful cities of London, Bath and Oxford, traversing stunning countryside and national parks, and exploring some of the best Victorian engineering and industry, this book is an inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable read, as well as a perfect resource for anyone thinking about a day out or holiday along Britain's wonderful canals.

Four Counties the Welsh Canals No 4 Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides

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Optimised for colour tablets. This ebook is not suitable for reading on black and white eink devices. Guide covering the canals and waterways in Wales and to the south of Liverpool.

Bradshaw s Canals and Navigable Rivers of England and Wales

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Historical Account of the Navigable Rivers Canals and Railways of Great Britain

Author : Joseph Priestley
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Waterways and Canal Building in Medieval England

Author : John Blair
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A study of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman canals and waterways, this book is based on evidence surrounding the nature of water transport in the period. A collection of essays, this study unearths this neglected but important aspect of medieval engineering and economic growth.

The Canals of Harley Crossley

Author : Barbara Crossley
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A selection of some of the best of the canal art of Harley Crossley

Cruising French Waterways

Author : Hugh McKnight
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Cruising French Waterways has rapidly become the leading descriptive guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award, it is full of fascinating information on the history and commercial activities of each area, as well as the historical sites, chateaux and scenic attractions of the many villages and towns which await discovery by water. Practical details include the maps and guides available for each area, maximum craft dimensions, bankside facilities, moorings, repair yards, shops, restaurants, fuel and water sources, waterways museums and wine regions. Beautifully illustrated, the fourth edition covers all recently restored waterways and explains newly introduced requirements for licenses and personal qualifications. 'So comprehensive, it is now the standard work on the waterways of France' Waterways 'Handsome... beautifully illustrated' Sunday Telegraph

Cruising the Canals and Rivers of the Netherlands

Author : Tom Sommers
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A guide for planning travels along the inland waterways of the Netherlands aboard a private canal cruiser, barge or rental boat. It not only shows where a traveler can go but also why you might want to go there, and gives details for use in planning an itinerary. Also useful for bicycling, walking or car travel following the many waterway routes of Holland. See also the companion book "Cruising the Canals & Rivers of the Netherlands on Orion," a personal journey along these waterways with more details on the towns and provinces visited.

Grand Union Oxford the South East No 1 Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides

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Optimised for colour tablets. This ebook is not suitable for reading on black and white eink devices. Guide covering the canals and waterways between Birmingham and the River Medway.

Cruising the Canals and Rivers of France

Author : Tom Sommers
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A guide to all canals and navigable rivers in France. Descriptions, maps and data tables with waterway dimensions for 90 waterways throughout France; 17 regional maps and 59 detailed maps of individual waterways. The detailed maps show locations of towns, locks, marinas, mooring places and rental-boat bases. Suggestions for through-routes and loop-cruises. Maps showing the location of vineyards along the waterways. This fifth edition(2018) has been updated to show the latest locations of ports de plaisance, haltes and rental boat bases. (These items change on occasion even though the basic canal and river routes do not.)

Through the French Canals

Author : David Jefferson
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Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. A bestseller for many years and now in its 13th edition, it is the essential planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the stunning scenery of the French waterways, or take their boat from the English Channel down to the Mediterranean via the inland route. - Over 50 routes described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages - Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances - Suitable boats for the canals, and dimensions of locks and operating times - Bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals - Cost of living, shopping and stores - Weather information, haltes and portes de plaisance - Port plans for Paris, Dunkerque and Strasbourg Packed with appealing photographs and updated information on local facilities, distances, bridge heights and depths, tunnel lengths, costs of cruising and shopping, it also discusses the local wines of the region.

Exploring Canals

Author : Daniel Nunn
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Take a journey along Britain's canals and find out all about how they were built, what locks are and how they work, and canal boats and the people who might live on them. Case studies feature the larger canal systems in Britain such as the Grand Union Canal and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, while our 'top tips' on what to do when on a canal boat provide readers with practical advice for their next boating holiday.

On Dutch Waterways

Author : George Christopher Davies
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"1 photogravure 'Hoorn' of scenery by Annan and Swan, London and 38 half-tone illustrations from photographs ... Half-tones are single line and look much like Meissenbachs but are not identified."--Hanson collection catalog, p. 86.

Britain s Canals

Author : Anthony Burton
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Britain's Canals is a charming and insightful exploration into the amazing architecture and engineering wonders that surround Britain's inland waterways – from the awe-inspiring 30-lock flight on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, to the delightful chocolate-box lock-keepers' cottages that line the cut of every canal, to masterpieces such as the 18-arch Pontcysyllte aqueduct, the highest aqueduct in the world, to beautiful bridges, grand company buildings, the social hubs that were, and still are, canal-side pubs, plus so much more. In contrast to many inland waterways books which are organised geographically by canal, Britain's Canals is structured thematically, with chapters covering the line (the shape of the canal), locks and lock cottages, bridges, aqueducts, lifts and planes, company buildings, wharves, basins and quays and finally the canal-side pub. Each chapter explores how these features were created and have changed through history, right through to the present, with plenty of ideas for places to visit – plus full information on how to get to them. An abundance of full-colour photography throughout, both historical and modern-day, will delight readers and inspire them to explore Britain's wondrous inland waterways, whether on boat, by foot or by bike. In Britain's Canals, two inland waterways experts and admired authors come together to produce the definitive word on the man-made wonders that make Britain's canals so special, so loved and enjoyed by so many.

Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium

Author : Gordon Knight
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Cruising Association guide to the inland waterways of France, Belgium and Luxembourg (with 25 per cent discount offer on first year's CA membership). Updates to 31 October 2019.

The Canals of Britain

Author : Stuart Fisher
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Explore the infinitely varied and picturesque British canal network as it passes from wild moors and coastal harbours to modern city centres and canalside public houses.