tarboat's photos with the ellesmere port

Merak

Merak
This shows why wooden boats and museums don't often have a happy ending. I have so many memories of this boat from evenings spent in the back cabin drinking tea, to the days when it was named Chief and kept at Styperson Wharf by the 1st Hazel Grove Scouts…
Added on April 16, 2017

Chemicals everywhere

Chemicals everywhere
Stanlow oil refinery seen over the Castner Kellner chemical works at Runcorn. The Mersey estuary intervenes between the two areas of chemical production.
Added on April 30, 2015

FCB18

FCB18
FCB18 is a concrete barge built by Messrs Wates Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness in 1944. The use of concrete for building such vessels enabled a saving of around ⅔ of the amount of steel required for a conventional barge. It is now hidden away in a remote corner…
Added on April  7, 2015

Easter line-up

Easter line-up
A trip to the Boat Museum for the Easter gathering was rewarded by fine weather and a good selection of historic boats in the upper basin. In this image the boats are (from the right)' Birmingham', 'Starling', 'Badger', 'Joel', and 'Lindsay'.
Added on April 19, 2014

Preparing to enter Ellesmere Port

Preparing to enter Ellesmere Port
Looking rather small on the vast expanses of the Manchester Ship Canal, a narrowboat tanker is swinging in to enter the bottom basin of the Shropshire Union Canal at Ellesmere Port. This particular boat once regularly made this entrance after loading gas…
Added on April 21, 2011

A bit of glint

A bit of glint
Thomas Clayton tanker "Spey" arriving at Ellesmere Port on the Manchester Ship Canal after a journey from Manchester.
Added on April 26, 2011

Cabot Carbon

Cabot Carbon
The US owned Cabot Carbon plant at Ellesmere Port produced carbon black using the oil furnace process. This is used in the production of tyres, toners, printing inks, plastics and coatings. The works was busy when I took this shot but has now been closed…
Added on April  2, 2010

Tinker, Shenton & Co Limited, Makers

Tinker, Shenton & Co Limited, Makers
Tinker, Shenton were a large manufacturer of boilers at their Hyde Boiler Works near Manchester. This is one of two Lancashire boilers installed in 1910 at the top hydraulic pump house of the Shropshire Union Railway and Canal Company at Ellesmere Port. T…
Added on April  7, 2010

Boat Museum

Boat Museum
The terminus of the Wirral line of the Chester Canal is at Ellesmere Port where the paired Whitby Locks once led to the Mersey and now lead down to the Manchester Ship Canal. Currently home to the Boat Museum the site is well worth a visit.

The locks can…
Added on January 27, 2010

MSC Viceroy

MSC Viceroy
MSC Viceroy of the Carmet Tug Co approaches Ellesmere Port on the Manchester Ship Canal with Mount Manisty in the background.
Added on November  5, 2009

Stanlow

Stanlow
A small part of the Stanlow chemical complex viewed from the Manchester Ship Canal close to the Boat Museum in Ellesmere Port.
Added on March 29, 2007