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Canals Collection

Background imageCanals Collection: Transport / Canals / Panama

Transport / Canals / Panama
Transport/Canals/Panama

Background imageCanals Collection: Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift
The Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich, Cheshire, England, which transfers the canal narrow boats from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal and vice-versa. Date: June 1963

Background imageCanals Collection: Map / England & Wales 1857

Map / England & Wales 1857
Map of England and Wales showing railways and canals

Background imageCanals Collection: Erie Canal, Rochester

Erie Canal, Rochester
ERIE CANAL The canal aqueduct at Rochester, New York

Background imageCanals Collection: Lancashire Cotton Barge

Lancashire Cotton Barge
Barges loaded with bales of raw cotton, destined for the cotton mills, Leeds - Liverpool Canal, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageCanals Collection: Bridgewater Canal Map

Bridgewater Canal Map
Map showing the route of the proposed canal from Worsley to Manchester and thence to the Mersey, to be built by engineer James Brindley for the duke of Bridgewater

Background imageCanals Collection: Horse-Drawn Canal Barge

Horse-Drawn Canal Barge
On the road: two canal barges are pulled along by horses on the river bank; the lead horse is tempted onwards with a bowl of food

Background imageCanals Collection: Regents Canal / Limehouse

Regents Canal / Limehouse
Regents Canal (Grand Union), entrance at Limehouse

Background imageCanals Collection: British Narrowboat

British Narrowboat
Narrow boats lashed together, on the Trent and Mersey Canal, near Northwich, Cheshire, England

Background imageCanals Collection: Kennet & Avon Canal 4

Kennet & Avon Canal 4
Rennies design for the Dundas Aqueduct carrying the canal over the river Avon. Date: opened 1799

Background imageCanals Collection: Venice - 1930s brochure cover

Venice - 1930s brochure cover
Front cover of a brochure advertising the delights of Venice in 1935. A stylishly dressed man and woman sit in a gondola. Some golf clubs can be seen as part of their luggage behind them. Date: 1935

Background imageCanals Collection: TEXAS IN GATUN LOCKS

TEXAS IN GATUN LOCKS
The U.S.S. Texas in the Middle East Chamber, Gatun Locks

Background imageCanals Collection: Coal Narrow Boats

Coal Narrow Boats
A pair of laden narrow boats, with their cargoes of coal, passing through a lock on the Grand Union Canal near Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Background imageCanals Collection: Canal / Panama / Gatun Lock

Canal / Panama / Gatun Lock
American submarine chasers in Gatun Lock

Background imageCanals Collection: Erie Canal, Syracuse

Erie Canal, Syracuse
The ERIE CANAL passes through the town of Syracuse, New York state

Background imageCanals Collection: Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal
Construction scene : the works at Latchford, near Warrington

Background imageCanals Collection: Aerial view, Manchester and the Ship Canal

Aerial view, Manchester and the Ship Canal seen from a balloon. 19th century

Background imageCanals Collection: Horse-Drawn Narrow Boat

Horse-Drawn Narrow Boat
A horse on the tow path of the Oxford Canal at Napton, Warwickshire, England. It is pulling a narrow pleasure boat full of holidaying students. Date: early 1960s

Background imageCanals Collection: Poster advertising Venice

Poster advertising Venice, depicting one of the citys many picturesque canals

Background imageCanals Collection: Grand Union Canal

Grand Union Canal
Narrow boats passing through the locks on the Grand Union Canal at Rickmansworth, in the Colne Valley, Hertfordshire, England

Background imageCanals Collection: Panama Canal / East Chambr

Panama Canal / East Chambr
One of several ships with this name, this battleship of the U.S.Navy will serve with the British fleet during World War One and also survive the 1946 Bikini atom bomb tests !

Background imageCanals Collection: Panama Canal - Gatun

Panama Canal - Gatun
The U.S.S. Arkansas passes through the Middle West Chamber of the Gatun Locks

Background imageCanals Collection: Netherlands Amsterdam

Netherlands Amsterdam
Canal scene at the Mint

Background imageCanals Collection: Panama Canal / Pedro Migue

Panama Canal / Pedro Migue
The United States Navy warship in a lock during her passage through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific (or vice versa)

Background imageCanals Collection: Mississippi in Panama C

Mississippi in Panama C
One of many ships bearing this name, this is a pre-world-war- one warship, photographed as she passes through the recently completed Panama Canal

Background imageCanals Collection: Regents Canal / Islington

Regents Canal / Islington
Regents Canal East entrance at Islington tunnel

Background imageCanals Collection: A narrow boat on the Regents Canal, London, Enland. Date: 1950s

A narrow boat on the Regents Canal, London, Enland. Date: 1950s

Background imageCanals Collection: Grand Surrey Canal

Grand Surrey Canal
Men loading large planks of wood onto (or off) a barge on the Peckham (London) branch of the Grand Surrey Canal, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCanals Collection: Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset

Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset
View of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Somerset, with a brick-built bridge. Date: 20th century

Background imageCanals Collection: Gaillard Cut

Gaillard Cut
The S.S. Oroya of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company passes through the Gaillard Cut

Background imageCanals Collection: Inland navigation of England and Wales by

Inland navigation of England and Wales by
Map of the inland navigation of England and Wales by the canals and principal rivers, 1809. Copperplate engraving by Mutlow from John Mason Goods Pantologia, a New Encyclopedia, G

Background imageCanals Collection: If London were Venice, Piccadilly Circus

If London were Venice, Piccadilly Circus. A view of London if its streets were canals. c. 1900s

Background imageCanals Collection: Borenshult Locks, Gota Canal, Motala, Sweden

Borenshult Locks, Gota Canal, Motala, Sweden
Borenshult Locks (there are five in total), on the Gota Canal, Motala, Ostergotland, Sweden. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCanals Collection: Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni - Venice, Italy

Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni - Venice, Italy
Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni in Venice, Italy. A complex, charming building formed by two palaces in the sestiere of Dorsoduro, at San Trovaso on the Canal Grande. Date: 1916

Background imageCanals Collection: Grand Union Canal Lock

Grand Union Canal Lock
The motor cruiser Jemima, in the lock at Stoke Bruerne, on the Grand Union Canal, Northamptonshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageCanals Collection: Oxford Canal Motor Boat

Oxford Canal Motor Boat
Holidays afloat! The converted narrow boat Mabel, with its crew of happy holidaymakers, on passage between locks, from Braunston to Oxford, Oxford Canal, Napton, Warwickshire. Date: 1960s

Background imageCanals Collection: Manchester Ship Canal 1

Manchester Ship Canal 1
Map showing the western end of the Canal, where it joins the river Mersey flowing into the sea at Liverpool

Background imageCanals Collection: Narrow Boat Icebreaker

Narrow Boat Icebreaker
An icebreaker narrow boat on the frozen Grand Union Canal, near Buckby Wharf, Northamptonshire, England

Background imageCanals Collection: Maida Hill Tunnel, Regents Canal, Little Venice 1885

Maida Hill Tunnel, Regents Canal, Little Venice 1885
Maida Hill Tunnel on the Regents Canal in 1885, Little Venice area of London Date: 1885

Background imageCanals Collection: Suez Canal 1915

Suez Canal 1915
A view of the Suez Canal looking along it from Port Said. Date: 1915

Background imageCanals Collection: Moored Canal Boats

Moored Canal Boats
Moored craft on the Shropshire Union Canal, at Huntington, Cheshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageCanals Collection: Opening a lock at Brentford, 1930

Opening a lock at Brentford, 1930
A smiling woman opens a lock on a canal at Brentford, Middlesex in 1930

Background imageCanals Collection: Venice / Canal / Palazzo

Venice / Canal / Palazzo
Venice: the pink facade of a Palazzo, seen from a canal

Background imageCanals Collection: Manchester Ship Canal 2

Manchester Ship Canal 2
Map showing the eastern end of the Canal, where it leaves Manchester and leads westwards towards the sea at Liverpool

Background imageCanals Collection: Canal / Panama / Culebra Cut

Canal / Panama / Culebra Cut
US Navy submarine chasers passing through the Culebra Cut

Background imageCanals Collection: Finnish Canal

Finnish Canal
A steamboat negotiates a series of locks on the Saima Canal, near Palli. The figures give some idea of the size of the construction

Background imageCanals Collection: Lock on the River Thames

Lock on the River Thames
A lock on the Thames is opened by a man and small child to let through an approaching barge pulled by a horse on the river bank

Background imageCanals Collection: Two old women walk an old dog up the stone steps

Two old women walk an old dog up the stone steps of a stone bridge in the Jewish Ghetto area Cannaregio in Venice Date: 2013



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