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What is a canal boat called?

A canal boat is a type of vessel that is built specifically for navigating through canals. These boats come in different shapes and sizes, but they all have some things in common. For one, they’re designed to be narrow enough to fit through the locks of a canal, which means they’re usually long and slender.

So,? Well, it depends on where you are in the world. In the UK, canal boats are often referred to as “narrowboats” or “narrow boats”. This is because they’re typically quite narrow, with a beam (width) of no more than around 7 feet.

In the United States, canal boats are called “canal barges” or simply “barges”. These boats were historically used for transporting goods through the United States’ expansive network of canals, which were once a vital part of the country’s transportation infrastructure.

No matter what you call them, canal boats are an important part of our history and culture. They’re a testament to our ingenuity and our ability to adapt to our environment. And even today, they continue to be used for transportation, recreation, and even as homes for people who want to live a more minimalist lifestyle.

If you’re ever lucky enough to spot a canal boat on the water, take a moment to appreciate its unique design and the role it’s played in our collective history. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, hop onboard and experience the magic of cruising along a peaceful, picturesque canal.

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