The English Channel is not a river


#1

Wes Modes (“documenting life along America’s waterways”) is reported to have expressed the wish to travel “down the English Channel.” The Channel is not a river, it’s part of the ocean, and in a storm is no place for a shantyboat. He was (hopefully) misquoted.


#2

I thought the same thing when I read that article. He probably said (or meant) the "English canals, " although they all have actual names and are pretty different, one from the other.


#3

Or perhaps he said something like “down the Thames to the English Channel.”


#4

Thanks for the heads up! We’re taking a look at the piece now.


#5

Looks like that was our mistake, and we’ve added a correction to the piece. Thanks again for the catch!


#6

True. We’d not last long on the English Channel. The North Sea is no place for a shantyboat. UK Canals is where we were thinking.

It’s also not an American River, but we hope to branch off from the project to explore rivers and canals internationally.