In Portrait of the Grand Canal (Transport Research Association 1969) Gerard D’Arcy gives the information from the depth sheet for the boat 95B, owned by the Barrow Motor Transport Company Ltd and weighed at Killaloe Station, Shannon Navigation, in 1920. Empty, she drew one foot eight and three quarter inches; carrying fifty tons she drew four foot four inches.
But why were Grand Canal boats sent to Killaloe to be weighed and marked? Couldn’t the job have been done on the canal?
I think I know the answer, but perhaps other people have information about it ….