Dane was built at the Mersey Weaver and Ship Canal Carrying Company adjacent to Middleport Pottery in 1946. 70 years after starting her service as a working boat in the Potteries, Dane is now beginning a new life transporting visitors along the historic Trent and Mersey Canal as part of Middleport Pottery’s rich heritage event programme.
Volunteer Call Out
We’re looking to build a new team of volunteers to support us in making Dane a regular addition on the Trent and Mersey and Caldon canals, we need enthusiastic people with the following skills
- Skipper/Helmsman (Skipper Ticket Desirable)
- Crew (Visitor Safety and Mooring)
- General Cleaning and Maintenance
- Engine Maintenance
Prior experience an advantage but not required.
To register your interest please complete the online form:
We are inviting interested parties to attend one of our open days; Saturday 20th July or Sunday 25thAugust – 2 pm to 4 pm. If you are unable to make either of these dates, please call 01782 499766.