The horse’s journey (OSI 6″ ~1840)
A horse and car fell in at the lower lock of the Canal this day — passed rapidly down by the flood-gates, under Baal’s Bridge, between the Malls, under the new Bridge, by the Custom-house, where a row boat came to the rescue, and the poor struggling animal was secured by the boatmen, who cut the harness, and brought him safe to shore to Arthur’s-quay, where hundreds were assembled to behold the horse again on terra firma.
Limerick Chronicle 13 December 1845
Posted in Extant waterways, Historical matters, Ireland, Safety, Shannon, waterways
Tagged Abbey River, Arthur's Quay, Baal's Bridge, Custom House, Ducart, horse, Limerick, Nw Bridge
The Limerick Leader has a story that updates my piece on Limerick dredging.
Posted in Built heritage, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Irish waterways general, Operations, People, Restoration and rebuilding, Shannon, shannon estuary, waterways, Waterways management, Weather
Tagged boats, bridge, Clare, Custom House, ESB, estuary, floods, flow, Ireland, Limerick, lock, Operations, Pat Lysaght, pontoon, quay, Shannon, vessels, water level, waterways, workboat