The New Dawn Project was first conceived in about the year 2000. A few members of the Chesterfield Canal Trust decided that it would be a good idea to build the first new Cuckoo boat, unique to the Chesterfield Canal, since the 1930s. The last surviving one, which had just rotted away, was called Dawn, hence the name for the project. The other articles in this section detail the story.
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