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    Default Mapping historic use of rivers

    I have made a start on creating a map of where and when rivers were used in the past, using reports from various online sources.

    It can be found on Google Maps https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NdyvALNb56tPnfU4W4tszWXte-V6NVWm&usp=sharing

    I hope it will identify cases where non-tidal rivers were used for boating, even where no navigation act (by parliament) was in force.

    If anyone had any other evidence to add let me know and I will add it to the map - I'd need the date, location, and the reference to the source of the information. Anything up to 1970 would be fine.

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    A very interesting project. I've just been looking through some of the reports. Good luck!
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    Might be worth you getting in touch with whoever maintains http://access.canoedaysout.com/ as that has references to historical navigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigyellowtractor View Post
    Might be worth you getting in touch with whoever maintains http://access.canoedaysout.com/ as that has references to historical navigation.
    Thanks for the reminder to check through that site for references - I'm already in touch with the person.
    Brevan
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    Thanks, Brevan. This looks a really useful project; I am thinking of ways I can find information to contribute to it.

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    An excellent and worthwhile project Brevan.

    I'm not quite sure what the easiest way to search for things is, and what search terms to use on google for instance, as most of what I try brings up photos of more recent usage. Certainly anytime you put "canoeing" in, half the images come from Song of the Paddle, so not exactly historic....

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