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02-04-2013 : FLY BOAT SATURN

Canal Boat Holiday guests cruising the canals of Shropshire and Cheshire this year may encounter the historic fly-boat Saturn.

The Shropshire Union fly-boat Saturn has left her winter moorings on the Montgomery Canal for her 2013 tour.

During this year she will be taking part in events at Gledrid, Llangollen, Etruria, Wheelock, Middlewich, Lymm, Anderton Lift, Aqueduct Marina, Audlem and Whitchurch.

Saturn is the last horse-drawn Shropshire Union Canal Fly-boat in the World.

She was originally built to travel non-stop, day and night, to carry goods.

Saturn is now over 100 years old and has been fully restored to her former glory.

She is used to educate future generations about our waterways, Narrowboats and horse-boating.

Saturn and her expert helpers offer the opportunity for the public to experience the working environment and conditions of the Canal Boat people of the Victorian era.

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