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Spring 2017 - Issue 45

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Front Cover: he Salt Union Ltd was a cartel of salt manufacturers formed in 1888. The company soon had a sizeable fleet of narrowboats operating on the canals, as well as barges and steam packets that were primarily used on the River Weaver. Depicted moored up on the Trent & Mersey Canal on a bright sunny day is houseboat Dane, fleet number 117. One of the company’s many craft named after rivers, Dane was registered at Stoke-on-Trent on 29th September 1905. The boat’s livery is based on historic photographs.