A plethora of paddle steamers at Bournemouth.
What were the eleven South Coast paddle steamers doing on Thursday 9th June 1960?
Dorset Echo reports progress on the demolition of Monarch in the scrapyard in Cork.
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.
Monarch towed from her berth in the Weymouth Backwater and down the harbour to the Pleasure Pier to await the sea-going tug to tow her to the scrapyard in Ireland.
Two enthusiasts write to the Bournemouth Echo in support of Monarch and paddle steamer sailings to Swanage.
Bournemouth Echo announces Monarch has been sold and the efforts of the PSPS to save her.
Cosens’s Monarch made her last trips of the season on Thursday 8th September 1960.
Monarch advertised for a trip from Bournemouth to Swanage and Weymouth to see the troops.
Monarch’s Late Night New Orleans Jazz Cruise, “The River Boat Shuffle”, with Gerry Brown’s Jazzmen and the Kapota cancelled.
Monarch rostered for the day on the Swanage service followed by an evening run to Totland Bay, Isle of Wight.