Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The Somerset Coal Canal at Monkton Combe has just got bigger!

Press Release: Somerset Coal Canal Company

Turning longer boats in the winding hole at the end of the restored arm of the Somerset Coal Canal at Brassknocker Basin, just outside Bath, has always been tight if not impossible. Now the Company has added a whole foot to the size of the basin. Simply by cutting a "notch" in the stone coping has increased the width from 61.5ft to 62.5ft. Now even the longest boats based in the marina can be winded (turned) without having to reverse all the way to Dundas Basin.

A little grinding goes a long way!

Tim Wheeldon
Somerset Coal Canal Company

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