Aims and Objectives

The project has the following main objectives:

  1. to re-create the canal packet-boat "Duchess Countess" as a true replica
  2. to provide an example of the fast passenger canal boats of its period
  3. to offer an educational facility and an interface with history
  4. to provide skill training and employment for local people through the building and operation on the Montgomery canal
  5. to provide economic advantages for the area and its people

The Trust, shortly to be formed, will:

  • raise funds, manage and organise the project
  • co-ordinate national and local support and expertise
  • ensure local views are represented and will liaise with local organisations and bodies