The double lock and east entrance to the Islington tunnel, Regent's Canal, 1827.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

The double lock and east entrance to the Islington tunnel, Regent's Canal, 1827.

Havell, F J

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Engraving subsequently coloured by F J Havell after a drawing by T H Shepherd, published by Jones and Company in 1827. The print shows two horse-drawn canal boats pasing through the lock, approaching the tunnel. The Regent's Canal, connecting the Paddington Canal and the Thames at Limehouse, was opened in 1820. The canal cost £772,000 to construct, twice the amount originally estimated. The Islington Tunnel, which at three quarters of a mile long (878 metres) is the longest canal tunnel in London, was completed in 1819. The first steam tug in Britain was introduced in 1826.
 

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