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Boating on the River Stour.

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Powered boats could soon be sailing through the picturesque River Stour.
During May 2004 the Environment Agency held a power boat rally adjacent to the Millennium Bridge to gauge public opinion, as to the possibility of powered craft on the Stour

More than 60 people enjoyed rides in powered canoes and were able to see first hand the difference between paddle and small powered boats.

About 90% of the visitors were in favour of "small powered boats" using the river. By small it means electric powered and not larger outboard motor vessels.
The wash created by the demonstration craft was insignificant and possibly less than a normal craft using oars or paddles.