tarboat

tarboat

Posted on 04/27/2015


Photo taken on April  9, 2015



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canal
boat
cheshire
locks
narrowboat
trent & mersey canal
malkin's bank


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Towards Malkin's Bank

Towards Malkin's Bank
Motor boat with butty in tow approaching the locks at Malkin's Bank on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Gerrit Fischer, Brian Smith have particularly liked this photo


7 comments - The latest ones
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
Once again I learn from looking at photos - I had to google "butty", not understanding why a boat would be towing a sandwich.....
2 years ago.
tarboat
tarboat
butty (ˈbʌtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. English (esp in mining parlance) a friend or workmate

Definition of BUTTY BOAT
: a boat or barge towed by another boat; especially : a towed boat used in cruising on canals and rivers in England

The butty in boating is thus the friend or workmate of the boat doing the towing.
2 years ago.
Fortescue38
Fortescue38
And I suppose the American "buddy" for friend is a derivation?
2 years ago.
tarboat has replied to Fortescue38
Almost certainly.
2 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
Nice!
Quiet
2 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
Heartbreak hill!...and very aptly named it is too!
Wonderful picture:)
2 years ago.
tarboat has replied to lovestruck
They're not that bad. Heartbreak Hill is the name that John Gagg bestowed upon the locks in the 1960s or early 70s. The boaters simply called them Cheshire Locks.
2 years ago.