Top shot of a new type of canal lock. Intertitle reads: "It can transfer 500 tons of dock, barge, (and bargees!) from a high level to a low level canal (or vice versa) and abolishes the old locks. In goes the barge..." L/S of a barge moving into the lock. The lock mechanism is lowered....
Boats are moved between varying water levels of a canal between Osterode and the Baltic Sea.
An item about canals, and the way locks work. Includes a piece on the Suez Canal.
Corn is carried by barges as the canals of England become important for transporting supplies.
A huge floating crane is towed along the Manchester Ship Canal.
On Ascot Sunday, people crowd to relax on the canal near Boulter's Lock.
Boulters lock filled with Punts and row boats.
A coal barge passes through a lock on canal.