Brian Jackson, one of the last remaining crew members of a Cosens’ paddle steamer, has died.
The draft minutes of the Society’s thirty-third Annual General Meeting are now available on this web site.
During the PSPS AGM on Saturday 24th October, a brief discussion was held on the condition of the Paddle Steamer Comet replica displayed at Port Glasgow.
Waverley is now critically short of funds. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Appeal.
On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.
On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.
Waverley’s short season of cruises on the Clyde has been extended and she will now operate until Saturday 12th September 2020.
Waverley was able to undertake her first cruise since October 2018 on Saturday 22 August 2020. This took her from Glasgow to Loch Long and Loch Goil, calling at Blairmore.
Waverley Excursions have announced a two week programme of sailings on the Clyde, from Friday 21st August until Sunday 6th September 2020.
Waverley has moved from her berth in James Watt Dock to Greenock Custom House Quay.
Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.
Kingswear Castle returned to service Monday 6th July 2020 running harbour cruises from Dartmouth.
On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle’s two boiler safety valves.
Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.
One down, one to go. The aft funnel is refitted as work to complete Waverley’s boiler refit accelerates.
Support the Maid of the Loch by taking a virtual cruise of the full length of Loch Lomond.
45 years ago this weekend Waverley was in the midst of her first weekend in operation under Waverley Steam Navigation.
Bill Prynne, who died aged 94 on Saturday 11th April, was PSPS Chairman for two stints, firstly for part of 1963 and then again from 1967 to 1976.
The Council of Management appointed John Allen to be the Society’s National Chairman on 28 March.
A further update from the DSRRB Company, which runs Kingswear Castle on our behalf, in relation to coronavirus.
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company’s statement relating to coronavirus.
Paddle steamer enthusiasts may be interested in reading about and supporting the ongoing restoration of PS Curlip II in Australia.