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Strange Visitor to Latchford Locks


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Took these photos of a bit of a wreck being towed by two small tugs, 'Audrey' at the bow and 'Vigour' at the stern, into latchford Locks this afternoon, she turned out to be the 'Lapinta' the engineless steel hull of what had been a fine vessel when she had been built in 1936 and was now being used as a houseboat somewhere around Manchester, she was being towed to be dry docked at Ellesmere Port for attention to her hull. I also took a video of them leaving the lock and uploaded it to Youtube, here is the link:







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Tell' you what Baz, when I got right up to it, it was a right 'shed', whether someone had bought or not I wouldn't know, but it must have cost a packet to have two Carmet tugs tow it down the cut to Ellesmere Port dry dock. She did have a lovely bow and clipper stern, I'm sure it would make a cracking schooner for someone but they would need a lot of brass to do her up.

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