Named in honor of the father of the American Industrial Revolution, Samuel Slater, this 40-foot canal boat is the only one of its kind in nearby American waters. The boat is a reminder of the two decades (from 1828 – 1848), when canal boats were a common sight on the Blackstone River and the nearby Blackstone Canal.

Built in Cambridgeshire, England, this authentic British canal boat can host up to 4 people for a unique overnight experience. Complete with cozy wood features all around you, the Slater has all that you’ll need for that special getaway!

The Samuel Slater hosts:

  • bedroom with full-size bed and closet
  • kitchen with stove-top, oven, sink, and refrigerator
  • bathroom with hot shower
  • complimentary tea and coffee for guests
  • option to purchase a cruise on the Blackstone River

Click here: Book your stay today!

*Overnight stays are booked via Airbnb.


Do something special – charter the Slater for your next event!

The Slater is a perfect option for small group outings of up to 12 people. Whether it’s for a private party, nature cruise, or afternoon tea…the canal boat a great place to relax on the scenic Blackstone River.

90 minutes cruises are only $250

Contact the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council via email or call 401-724-2200 to book your charter!