Brighton Belle arrives in Barrow-in-Furness to have a new boiler fitted.
John Megoran recalls the heyday and decline paddle steamers, particularly the Weymouth based paddle steamers that he grew up with, hoping that one day he would captain a paddle steamer.
He did realise his ambition – and more – restoring, managing and as principal captain of PS Kingswear Castle for nearly 30 years on both the Medway and Thames.
John has written several books about paddle and pleasure steamers that may be found here.
Why were all the Hull/New Holland paddle steamer ferries withdrawn from service for much of February and on into early March 1972?
Debate in the Bournemouth Echo about the possible advantages of reintroducing Zostera weed into Poole Harbour.
KC takes a stand at the South East England Tourist Board Travel Trade Fair at Brighton.
Royal Eagle was alongside the fitting out berth at the Cammell Laird Shipyard at Birkenhead.
Lucy Ashton was now laid up with the boiler blown down in Bowling Harbour.
Preparation for Cardiff Queen’s launch and move to Fairfield’s fitting out basin at Govan.
Monarch arrived in Milford Haven having left Weymouth early the day before under tow for her passage along the Dorset, Devon and Cornish coasts before crossing the Bristol Channel past Lundy Island.
The news was now out that Cosens’s first twin funnelled Monarch was to be sold for scrap.
Crew training for the new radar set which had been installed aboard Humber paddle steamer Tattershall Castle.