Archive: 2018

A Look Back to the 1989 Season

Waverley berthed at Town Quay, Yarmouth on the Ilse of Wight while Balmoral is seen in the background berthed at the pier. Photo Russell Plummer.

A look back at the 1989 season when over 300,000 passenger journeys were made on Waverley and Balmoral.

2018 National AGM – Draft minutes published

On Sunday 30th September Jason captured Waverley on her River Medway cruise. This was a well timed shot with her whistle blowing.

The minutes of the meeting, which was held in York on 24 November 2018, have now been published.

1st November 1965 Jeanie Deans

Jeanie Deans at Lamonts Shipyard, Port Glasgow 2nd November 1965

After running trials on the Clyde on 3rd November 1965, Jeanie Deans set off south on 5th from Greenock for the Medway.

Stadt Luzern De-stored

On Monday 29th October Stadt Luzern’s outgoing Captain Kuno Stein and her new master Roger Maurer spent the day clearing the ship’s bridge and office.

Dresden Update

There is now a sufficient rise of water level on the Elbe at Dresden for the paddlers to sail in Saxon Switzerland today.

Low Water at Dresden

Low river water levels on the Elbe at Dresden continue to cause havoc with the timetables for the paddle steamers there.

Stadt Luzern Update

If you want a last trip on Stadt Luzern before she is withdrawn, you’ll have to get your skates on.

Heritage Lottery Fund Turn Down Maid of the Loch

Paddle Steamer Maid of the Loch on a chilly November evening after the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society AGM.Roy Tait

A statement from John Beveridge, Chairman of Loch Lomond Steamship Company, in response to the the Heritage Lottery Fund’s decision not to grant funds to the Maid of the Loch.

August 2020