Goole to Knottingley (1) - Aire and Calder Navigation

The Aire and Calder Navigation connects Leeds and Wakefield with the tidal River Ouse at Goole. This "virtual cruise" runs from east to west, starting from Goole.

Tidal River Ouse, Goole
The tidal River Ouse at Goole, looking south, with the entrances to Victoria Lock, Ouse Lock and Ocean Lock on the right.
Goole Docks
The locks give access to Goole Docks. This is Barge Dock, looking east.
Goole Docks
Stanhope Dock, Goole, with St John's Church beyond.
Goole Docks
West Dock, Goole, with the town's landmark water towers in the background.
Goole Docks
South Dock, Goole, showing the redundant hoist that lifted the Tom Pudding compartment boats and emptied the coal they carried directly into sea-going vessels.
Goole Docks, Aire and Calder Navigation
Looking west, through South Dock, Goole, towards the Aire and Calder Navigation.
Goole, Aire and Calder Navigation
Looking back eastwards from the Aire and Calder Navigation towards South Dock, Goole.
Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Aire and Calder Navigation
The Yorkshire Waterways Museum is alongside the Aire and Calder Navigation on the outskirts of Goole.
Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Aire and Calder Navigation
The Tom Pudding tug Wheldale with its jebus (detachable false bow) outside the Yorkshire Waterways Museum.
Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Aire and Calder Navigation
Converted Humber Keel Sobriety outside the Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole.