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Duchess Countess: model 2

Duchess Countess was the most famous fast packet boat on the Bridgewater Canal pulled by two horses.  It reputedly reached speeds of about six miles an hour and advertised a journey from Stockton Heath to Manchester in five hours, including ten minute stops at Lymm and Altrincham. All other traffic was required to give way, a large knife on the bow cut the ropes of anything that that didn't comply.

Image Details

Location Boat Museum Ellesmere Port
Photographer Alan Taylor
Donor Alan Taylor
Era
Medium Photograph
Image Reference LH03248
Copyright Owner Alan Taylor