NB "Monarch" BW 67821 - Historic Narrowboats
Narrowboat Monarch 67821
Monarch is registered with British Waterways with number 67821 as a powered
craft (Lister JP2). F.M.C Josher Steamer Monarch with a metal hull by Fellows Moreton and Clayton 1908.
Length 62 feet (18.9m); Beam 6 feet 9 inches (2.07m); Draft 3 feet (0.91m).
We saw Narrowboat Monarch paired with butty Grimsby on 24th April 2012 at Gailey Wharf on the Staffs and Worcs Canal and
she was in good order.
Monarch was as a steamer until January 1925 when she was fitted with a Bolinder 15NE
Sold to Ada Gopsall and then on to various others working the Cannock Coal fields where she would have been seen pulling at least 5 joeys behind her.
In the late 1950′s Monarch was bought by the Lycett family and used as a pleasure craft.
She was restored in the 1970s to a working boat and fitted with a Gardner 2L2 at the Ellesmere Boat Museum.
Now working Grendon to Fradley on the Coventry Canal and Great Haywood to Alrewas on the
Trent & Mersey and Up to Tixall Wides on the Staffs & Worcs. as a coal - gas - blue boat / misc. chandlery, (Tel: 07976 686130 - Web: www.scraggend.com)
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