Reflections by Gordon Bauwens.
At Waverleys launch on a misty October morning in 1946, few could have conceived that she was destined to proudly bear the title of the worlds last sea-going paddle steamer. Even in 1974, when sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society for the nominal fee of 1 pound, most were grateful that Waverley was saved from the breakers, albeit as a static museum piece. Some enthusiasts with a greater vision, however, realised her true potential, and now, over two decades later, the steamers fine lines are familiar, not only her native Clyde waters, but right round the British coastline and beyond. When built, the vessel was just one of many powered by triple expansion steam engines. The powerful, thrusting pistons and immense driving cranks became compulsive viewing for succeeding generations of Clydesiders on their annual trips doon the watter. Today, Waverley is the only vessel of her class still offering this thrilling experience. PS Waverley continues to inspire feelings of pride and .........
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River Portraits, the Liner Sylvania by Gordon Bauwens.
Cunard added four new liners to their passenger fleet during the 1950s. All were built by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank, for the St Lawrence route to Quebec City and Montreal, Canada. Fourth in this quartet of sisterships, which included Saxonia, Ivernia and Carinthia, Sylvania was also the last ever Cunarder designed exclusively for North Atlantic trade. Launched in November 1956, she entered service the following summer with Liverpool and Greenock her UK ports. Sylvania maintained a reliable and regular service on her Canadian route until 1961 before transferring to the New York run as replacement for the ex-White Star motorship, Britannic. In 1965 she began a new role in Mediterranean cruising, initially sailing from Liverpool then Gibraltar. Two years later she emerged from a refit with white hull and her own hovercraft. As with her sisters, Sylvanias primary transatlantic career had been all too quickly overtaken by jet air travel, inevitably leading to her sale by Cunard in 1968.........
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SS Sir Walter Scott by Gordon Bauwens.
The handsome steamship, Sir Walter Scott, which sails Loch Katrine in the Trossachs, is named after the author who highlighted the area in his poem of 1810, The Lady of the Lake. Since then, this tranquil wooded loch mirroring the majestic mountain Ben Venue at its easterly end, has been popular with visitors from all over the world. Cruising on SS Sir Walter Scott provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to share the authors passion for this scenic jewel in the heart of Scotland. When she entered service in 1900, this elegant little steamer - measuring 110 feet by 19 feet beam and weighing 110 tons - was not particularly unusual, with many inland lochs offering similar pleasure sailings. Sir Walter Scott began life at William Denny & Brothers in Dumbarton, but was not launched from the shipyard. She was taken instead in knocked-down form by barge up Loch Lomond, then overland by horse-drawn carts to Loch Katrine for re-assembly. Now, she is unique as the only surviving screw-ste.........
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