Welcome to NB President
President, the 1909 steam narrow boat, and Kildare are owned by the Black Country Living Museum who is assisted in
maintaining and operating the boats by the “Friends of President”.
The Boats tour the waterways during the summer months promoting both the museum and the waterways.
Please browse our website to find out more about the history of the boats, whats currently going on and to find out how you can support the boats by becoming a member of the Friends of President.
Steam on the Canal
President was built in 1909 at a cost of £600 in Fellows, Morton and Clayton’s company dock at Saltley, Birmingham. Registered on 23rd June and serving on FMC’s non stop “Fly” runs to London.
Friends of President
President and Kildare are owned by the Black Country Living Museum, but rely on a group of volunteers, “Friends of President’ to care for and operate the boats. Find out more about “FOP” and how to contribute.
Our splendid Virtual Tour of President and her surroundings at The Black Country Museum courtesy of Harald Joergens.