Big Swans, big water and big boats- short boat George

We are once again in lovely Liverpool home of giant swans & , at the moment, short boat George

liverpool swans Salthouse dock
liverpool swans Salthouse dock

But also large, all be it short, boats

Lady Teal & Short boat George
Lady Teal & Short boat George

We are moored next to the 1910 wooden L&L short boat. It may have been horse drawn or may have been towed by a stem tug or boat. She was built in Wigan and took coal from Leigh to Liverpool, an honour to share berth space with her. Sunk and abandoned in Worsley she was rescued and taken to the Ellesmere port boat museum. She has been in a number of colour schemes over the years but her brightwork is currently National Coal Board. She was taken to Tiverton in Devon, I know so sad nowhere nearer home, to have a fabulous restoration/rebuild, she does look good.

Here she is giving some kids a nice outing in 1943, much fancier brightwork than the NCB one she now wears.

L&L Short George wartime holiday 1943
L&L Short George wartime holiday 1943

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