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Barton Swingbridge crosses the Manchester Ship Canal - Graham and Marilyn Speechley - 2004

Join us for an online talk on the Manchester Ship Canal.

The Manchester Ship Canal was built to avoid the very high cost of moving goods from Liverpool Docks to Manchester. It was so successful that for a time Manchester was the third largest and busiest port in the UK. Home of the Manchester Liners, one could sail from the middle of Manchester to Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and via the great lakes, to Detroit and Chicago.

In this talk hosted by IWA Chiltern Branch, Richard Thomas will take us through its history and plans to for development of new wharves to handle 100,000 containers per annum.

It’s easy to join using a computer, tablet or smart phone.

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Branch
IWA Chiltern Branch
Event Dates

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Location

Online

Boating

Manchester Ship Canal

Join us for an online talk on the Manchester Ship Canal.

The Manchester Ship Canal was built to avoid the very high cost of moving goods from Liverpool Docks to Manchester. It was so successful that for a time Manchester was the third largest and busiest port in the UK. Home of the Manchester Liners, one could sail from the middle of Manchester to Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and via the great lakes, to Detroit and Chicago.

In this talk hosted by IWA Chiltern Branch, Richard Thomas will take us through its history and plans to for development of new wharves to handle 100,000 containers per annum.

It’s easy to join using a computer, tablet or smart phone.

Details

Time

7:30pm

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