The first working boats on the English canals were drawn by horses but by the 19th century steam power was being used. President is one of the last working examples of these craft.
On 3rd June there will be pageant of 1000 boats on the River Thames in London to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and President will be participating.
Today, whilst we sat out the rain in Milton Keynes, President came past us en route to London towing the unpowered butty Kildare
I hope the Queen does not notice the prang in President's bow