A very interesting presentation at our Zoom meeting tonight on the history of the Manchester Ship Canal. The Canal is often referred to as the Channel Tunnel of the Victorian age. It is a magnificent feat of engineering, 36 miles long linking the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester to the Mersey Estuary. This allowed direct trade to world markets for both import and export of goods of all kinds loaded on ocean going ships

 
With thanks to Rotarian Stuart Wood and Bob Cannell from the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, custodians of a restored and fully operational 1903 built former Manchester Ship Canal tug tender - The Danny.
 
We are looking forward to cruising the canal when circumstances permit - bookings are available at the Society website : https://www.thedanny.co.uk/