Toll Islands

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Toll Islands.
130531-130614 – SP 02549 88969 – BCN-NML 04.685

Toll islands are a feature of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).  As the boats passed through the narrows the toll collector would use a marked stick to check the depth of the boat in the water to see how heavy the load was so the appropriate toll could be collected.

In the background is the Engine Arm Aqueduct.

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