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Canal Builders
Canal Builders
Canal Builders
Canal Builders
Canal Builders
Canal Builders
Canal Builders
Canal Builders

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A shiny narrowboat, steered by a figure at its rear, carries an array of tools including picks, shovels and a saw, which indicate the construciton of the canal. The sculpture is elevated high over the canal lock, atop a wave-shaped panel. It was designed to highlight the close relationship between the waterways and the boating community. This sculpture replaced 'Gauging the Ripple (Water)' by Thompson Dagnall, which was removed in 2008.
Title

Canal Builders

Date

2014

Medium

steel & stainless steel

Measurements

H 300 x W 370 x D 40 cm (E);
Plinth: H 45 x W 183 x D 183 cm

Accession number

PR2_SB_S003

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Canal & River Trust and the Ribble Link Trust

Work type

Sign or marker

Owner

Canal & River Trust

Custodian

Canal & River Trust

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

28th June 2014

Access

at all times

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Located at

Ribble Link Canal, near Tom Benson Way, Preston

PR2 3XQ

Lock 1 of the Ribble Link waterway which connects the Lancaster Canal to the national waterways network.