Three members of the interesting vintage fleet of Mersey Tanker Lighterage are seen berthed at Frodsham Wharf, Cheshire on the afternoon of Sunday May 06, 2012. PANARY, JAMES JACKSON GRUNDY and LOACH are seen at rest. The vessels are often seen on the Mersey and lower reaches of the Manchester Ship Canal as they head to Frodsham Wharf on the River Weaver usually carrying cargoes of grain. It is interesting to note just how the latest addition to the fleet LOACH has been berthed across the bows of the other two vessels. Until a few years ago LOACH had been used for nautical training in a static role at Liverpool's Sandon Dock, before returning to commercial service.
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