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Know your boats

Do you know a Northwich from a Woolwich? Is it a water can or a Buckby can? Is it a titch or a cutter? Click on the links below for a quick description and some photos.

Boat styles 
From Admirals to Woolwiches, this list will show you the distinctive styles of ex-working narrow boats from various canal companies and boatyards

Boat parts 
We start at the front and work our way along the boat, telling you what each part is called

Boat equipment and fittings 
All the bits and pieces (and bling) that go on a well turned-out historic narrow boat - many of these items are removable and are tidied away into lockers or the cabin when the boat is not working

Further reading