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For centuries, canals and inland waterways have been an important part of transportation – both for commercial and pleasure activities – utilising narrow boats, barges and other river craft. Many types have developed each to suit its purpose and the waterways on which it was used.

A narrowboat is a long, narrow vessel primarily used for transporting goods such as coal, timber, and other heavy materials through narrow canals and waterways.

Barges, on the other hand, are generally larger vessels that are used for commercial purposes such as carrying bulk cargo and transporting goods across larger waterways. They are typically flat-bottomed and can be pushed or towed by tugs. Barges are commonly used for transporting goods such as grain, coal, and oil.

River craft are vessels that are designed for use on rivers and other waterways. These vessels can be used for a variety of purposes, including fishing, sightseeing, and transportation. They come in various sizes and shapes and can be used for commercial or pleasure activities.

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