CEDAR was built in September 1935 by W. J. Yarwood & Sons at their yard on the River Weaver in Northwich, Cheshire. The order from the Erewash Canal Carrying Company was for two motor and butty pairs, four boats in all. The motor built with CEDAR was CYPRUS.
CEDAR's hull is made of riveted wrought iron. When built in 1935 the bottom would have been 3 inch thick elm. In the days before arc welding became easy and reliable, it was far easier, and cheaper too, to replace a worn wooden bottom, bolted in, than an iron one, riveted in. On CEDAR some time in the past, this elm was replaced with steel.
Built by Yarwood of Northwich
Acquired by present owner wikth Cyprus, the motor boat to the butty
Vessel used by a training company for butty boat management
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