Horse Drawn built 1925 by Sephtons, Sutton Stop, Coventry
National Historic Fleet
To be confirmed
6.98 feet (2.13 metres)
71.44 feet (21.79 metres)
12.30 feet (3.75 metres)
An unconverted horse drawn boat, FRIENDSHIP was built in 1925 by Sephtons of Sutton, Coventry, for Joe and Rose Skinner who lived and worked on her until 1959. They mainly carried coal from the East Midlands to destinations on the Oxford Canal; for about twenty years to the Morris radiator works at Oxford; and then until their retirement to the Dairy at Banbury. Joe was a lover of animals and was not interested in having his boat motorised. She has been on display in the Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port since 1981, where she is under cover with one side opened for display.
- 1925 Vessel built by Sephtons of Sutton, Coventry.
- 1959 Vessel retired from her working life carrying coal from East Midlands.
- 1981 Displayed at the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port.
- unknown The Boat Museum
- 1978 Old Ships, Boats and Maritime Museums - Sullivan, Dick
- 1993 International Register of Historic Ships - Brouwer, Norman J
a vessel whose plank fastenings are of copper rather than iron