I didn't know that Wigan had a dry dock. Where is it located ?
A good, clear photo and a well maintained vessel.
Comment by John Morris on 26th October 2010 at 08:59
The dry dock is almost opposite Trencherfield Mill, accessed from Swan Meadow Lane. The boat is actually a "new build" in for "snagging". My apologies for the caption Sefton is of course spelt with an "f" not "ph", my error not Brian's.
Comment by dave b on 26th October 2010 at 09:18
again another great photo
Comment by Ron D on 26th October 2010 at 09:44
It doesn't seem five minutes since the original Pride of Sefton was launched. It used to be moored at Parbold. I must be getting old.
Comment by aitch on 26th October 2010 at 09:51
I have seen the pride of Sefton 1 a few times, taking disabled and pensioners, up towards Heatons Bridge and back, and I must say it did look the worse for wear, so its good to see a new build with the same name, and hopefully doing the same job
Comment by Harry C. on 26th October 2010 at 13:05
A nice different shot of a narrow boat. Cheers H.
Comment by Rev David Long on 27th October 2010 at 10:52
Sorry to get technical, Harry, but 'narrow boat' is the term for a boat built for the 7' wide locks of much of our canal system. She's around 10' wide, and would be termed a 'wide boat', which would differentiate her from a 'barge' which, in canal terms, is used for boats of 14' built for our local canal locks.
I'm a bit surprised to see the raised lettering used for her name. Canal boating is a contact sport - you're not supposed to get too upset about other boats grazing past you in tight spots, and you'll often be caused to rub against lock and bridge entrances, and the bank, by wind or current.. if not poor steering (my usual cause).
Anyway - good luck to her and all who sail in her.
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