ST AUSTELL was built as a butty boat for CHISWICK by the Harris Brothers of Netherton near Birmingham in 1942. Her hull is made of riveted iron throughout and she has a pointed bow and stern. She was used until 1947 by the Bridgewater Canal Company and, in later life, became a bank boat carrying china clay to Runcorn docks. Circa 1978, she was bought by Peter Shrubbington of the Boat & Butty Company and carried the odd cargo of coal, timber and salt. In approximately 1980, she was converted for use as a camping boat and a new wooden cabin was fitted in 1984. She was purchased by the current owner in 1986 and is maintained as a butty boat in working trim.
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