Paddle Steamer Waverley
- Written by Robert Ephgrave
Paddle Steamer Waverley sighted off South Gower coast (Great Tor) at 1930 hours 09 June 2011. Weather excellent, really annoyed I did not have my camera!
PS Waverley is the last seagoing passenger carrying paddle steamer in the world. Built in 1946, she sailed from Craigendoran on the Firth of Clyde to Arrochar on Loch Long until 1973. Purchased by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, she has been restored to her 1947 appearance and now operates passenger excursions around the British coast.
Since 2003, Waverley has been listed in the British National Register of Historic Ships core collection as 'a vessel of pre-eminent national importance'. Read more at Wikipedia...