* The Floater online publication has closed *

Written by boaters for boaters, The Floater has for now closed and the website will vanish in January 2019. To preserve her extremely well researched articles and blog posts for the benefit of the waterways historical record, we feel priviliged to repost these articles here on londonboaters.org

We have preserved fifteen of the earliest editions within our Document Store under the category 'The Floater past editions'. All of the further more recent editions and blog post articles are reposted in our Features pages section, and each month's edition is also linked here below.

Keeping boaters in touch with news across the UK waterways network, this free online newspaper 'The Floater' was written designed and published by News Afloat - a unique boat-based publisher travelling on the British inland waterways. The Editor was Peter Underwood, and there is a The Floater Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TheFloater/ and The Floater Facebook Group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/921938364522405/ also you can Follow @TheFloater on Twitter

Allan Richards has been reporting for The Floater since the start. He has a talent for digging through layers of officialese to reach the facts.

Peter Underwood has written and edited The Floater from the beginning.

Frank Sanderson is a long term suppoorter of the Lancaster Canal and promotes the restoration of the Northern Reaches.

We think all of them are absolute legends worthy of great praise for so tirelessly working in their own time to help keep a critical eye upon the people who hold the most power over all boaters such as ourselves.

No doubt the Canal and River Trust will breathe a sigh of relief and sleep all the more easily under these now considerably less watchful stars. For now, that is ...

The Floater 2018 monthly editions
The Floater January 2018
The Floater February 2018
The Floater March 2018
The Floater April 2018
The Floater May 2018
The Floater June 2018
The Floater July 2018
The Floater August 2018
The Floater September 2018
The Floater October 2018
The Floater November 2018

The Floater 2017 monthly editions
The Floater January 2017
The Floater February 2017
The Floater March 2017
The Floater April 2017
The Floater May 2017
The Floater June 2017
The Floater July 2017
The Floater August 2017
The Floater September 2017
The Floater October 2017
The Floater November 2017
The Floater December 2017

The Floater 2016 .pdf files for downloading
The Floater January 2016
The Floater February 2016
The Floater March 2016
The Floater April 2016
The Floater May 2016
The Floater June 2016
The Floater July 2016
The Floater August 2016
The Floater September 2016
The Floater October 2016
The Floater November 2016
The Floater December 2016

The Floater 2015 .pdf files for downloading
The Floater October 2015
The Floater November 2015
The Floater December 2015

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