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The North

Full length horse boat from 1925 - 37, registered at Wolverhampton and on BCN as North. Note that on the BCN Gauging Table the boat’s name is given as The North whereas on the Wolverhampton Register it is simply given as North.

Sold/transferred to Noah Hingley & Sons, Dudley (the parent company of Midlands & Coast) in 1934, then converted by Harris Bros of Netherton to 44ft tug, Crown, in 1937. Engine used was a 2 cyl. 30 hp Petter semi diesel. 

Converted to pleasure boat in 1957 by M E Braine and renamed Lion.  Lengthened to 60ft in 1977 and again to 70ft in 1989. Was named Lion for many years and in one ownership from 1973 until 2010.

2011: now in Midland & Coast livery and name has reverted to The North.