Links (Overseas And Local)
The Australian Canal Society has links with the following organisations
Inland Waterways Association (IWA)
The British organisation, founded in 1946, which campaigns to conserve and restore the British waterways system. ACS is linked directly to these parts of IWA:
- London Region
- Middlesex Branch
Inland Waterways International (IWI)
International organisation linking people with waterways interests worldwide.
Birmingham Canal Navigations Society (BCNS)
Interested in the extensive network of canals, both navigable and unnavigable, in and around Birmingham.
Cotswold Canals Trust
Working to restore the waterways connecting the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, near Stroud and the River Severn,
with the limit of the currently navigable Thames at Lechlade. These waterways were the Stroudwater Navigation,
and the Thames and Severn Canal.
Erewash Canal Society
In 1968 there was a threat to close the Erewash Canal.
In five years, The Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association not only saved the canal
but also restored Langley Bridge lock and the Great Northern basin and swing bridge.
In 1983 the Erewash canal was upgraded to Cruising Waterway Standard.
The association is now actively involved in maintaining the waterway
and assisting with restoration on other canals.
Foxton Inclined Plane Trust
Working to restore the Foxton Inclined Plane. The Foxton flight of ten narrow locks consists of two five-lock
staircases. These formed a bottleneck on the Grand Union Canal, Leicester line. The Foxton Inclined Plane
bypassed these locks. It operated only from 1900 until 1912.
American Canal Society
This Society was formed in 1972 to support the use of the many American canals and waterways.
Sydney Heritage Fleet
Maintains a fleet of historic boats on Sydney Harbour. These include the 1874 barque, James Craig,
Australia's oldest remaining ship; the 1902 steam tug Waratah, and Lady Hopetoun, the 1902
VIP steam-powered yacht.
Lady Hopetoun, Sydney Heritage Fleet
Links to umbrella sites relating to boating overseas