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Monday 27 July

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  • 'Jeff the Magic Man' aims to build a 35-foot Erie Canal boat using only balloons syracuse.com

    A magician, more than 1,000 balloons, and the Erie Canal will all have something in common on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the annual DeWitt Canal Day. Jeff D'Ambrosio, who goes by "Jeff the Magic Man," plans to build a 35-foot replica of a canal boat -- using only biodegradable balloons. The exhibit includes a section of the canal, a canal boat, boat passengers, and a mule pulling the boat. The project will take two days to build. He'll use a floor pump and compressor to help blow up the hundreds of balloons used for the project. D'Ambrosio's largest solo project will display at the annual DeWitt Canal Day on Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m....


Sunday 26 July

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Thursday 23 July

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  • Youth allegedly damages narrowboat to stop loss of WiFi connection manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    A teenage boy was arrested after being accused of attacking a narrow boat to stop it moving off so he wouldn’t lose his free wifi connection. Police were called to Castlefield Basin after reports that a youth had thrown a boat’s keys in the water, smashed its controls and hurled rocks at it after being told the boat was set to sail. A 14-year-old boy was arrested. It is understood he was on a supervised trip at the time....


Wednesday 22 July

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  • Boats back on Mon & Brec canal in Pontywaun southwalesargus.co.uk

    Canal boats are back on the Brecon Canal at Pontywaun following canal restoration work undertaken by Caerphilly County Borough Council. The council recently completed repairs to the landlocked part of the Crumlin arm of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal following a routine maintenance check. There had been a leak within the channel in the Pontywaun end....

  • This craze for canals is completely comprehensible telegraph.co.uk

    "Parliament has risen and David Cameron is off on holiday. But one item deserves our serious attention: the fact that the British canal network is enjoying its most successful year since the heyday of the industrial revolution" - John Sergeant ...



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