Daily Archive: June 13, 2012

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Passage through the Standedge Tunnel

Readers puzzled by the term “Fairlead” yesterday may recognise it now as a cleat, the purpose of  which is to  keep a rope running smoothly and to protect paintwork. Preparing to go through the Standedge Tunnel was rather like preparing for a hospital operation. A patient has to undress, be weighed and measured, have blood group established and blood pressure monitored.  At the tunnel entrance this morning Cleddau was made bare, gangplanks, poles and cratch cover inside the cabin, front...