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In this Part of this Act—
" canal" includes any river, inland navigation or lake, and any other waters situated wholly or partly within a county, whether those waters are or are not within the ebb and flow of the tide ;
" canal boat" means any vessel, however propelled, which is used for the conveyance of goods along a canal, not being—
a sailing barge which belongs to the class generally known as " Thames sailing barge " and is registered under the Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1983, either in the Port of London or elsewhere, or
a sea-going ship so registered, or
a vessel used for pleasure purposes only;
"master", in relation to a canal boat, means the person having command or charge of the boat; and
" owner ", in relation to a canal boat, includes a person who, though only the hirer of the boat, appoints the master and other persons working the boat.
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