The Boats

The steam narrowboat ‘President’ and Butty ‘Kildare’ were both built for Fellow, Morton and Clayton over 100 years ago to work on the country’s canal network spending most of their career running loads between London and Birmingham.

Having been lovingly restored back to their old glory and now owned by the Black Country Living Museum and operated by the ‘Friends of President’ the pair continue to run and can regularly be seen working around the network to be enjoyed by all.

Please click on the images below to find out more about the history and technical specifications of both President and Kildare.