The Bude Canal
- The Bude Canal
- Inland Waterways Histories series
- One of the most extraordinary institutions in rural England, the Bude Canal was part waterway, part railway, since the boats had wheels on them to climb the six inclined planes between different levels.
- The canal was built early in the nineteenth century with government help, to carry sand inland from Bude to fertilise the poor soil of north east Cornwall and north west Devon. miraculously for a time the venture broke even and there were even spasmodic dividends; certainly it succeeded handsomely in improving the area's agriculture.
- The canal worked from 1823 to the 1890s. Its history was never dull, and each year thousands of people trace its route and wonder at the remains of its engineering works - the wharfs, the six inclined planes, and the many other structures that await the explorer. Here is an epic of engineering history and hand-to-mouth management told from original records. This book, which is fully illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, includes full details of how to see the canal today (1972), both on foot and by car.
- 192 pages, 1969, Case bound, 5½" x 8¾"
- David & Charles Publications
- ISBN-10 0715355740
- Pre-Owned, excellent, light dust jacket wear
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