Built 1873 by Birmingham Canal Company, a hand operated spoon dredger of riveted iron construction; she now has a welded steel bottom and has always been manually propelled. After a long life as a Birmingham Canal Navigation maintenance vessel she finally came out of service in 1985 and is now the sole survivor of 4 maintenace boats built for the BCN. The present owner, a retired BCN boat builder, is undertaking a full restoration to working condition and plans to loan her to the Black Country Museum as an educational facility as well as a working display vessel.
Built by Birmingham Canal Navigation Company
Retired from active work on canals
Vessel in care of Black Country Living Museum and on public display
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