Wednesday, 6 June 2012
"U" is for under water...MV Chica, a boat of many names
This is the MV Chica, a boat that is nearly 120 years old and now is semi-submerged in the River Weaver which wanders through Cheshire. I wondered how long it has been sinking for and with a bit of research found out that it was 1993 when she began to go under.
The MV Chica started its life in Norway in 1894 with the name Flora. In 1940 she was commandeered by Germans for World War II duty, and renamed Bjorg Haukaas. In 1965 she became the Lill Tove and, after being bought by the Straight Shipping Company in Gibraltar in 1977, was renamed Chica in 1981.
Chica is now abandoned and a talking point for all who walk, cycle, jog, row, sail or chug past Dutton Lock on the Weaver Navigation river.
Linked to ABC Wednesdays .