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Author Topic: NEW EXCURSION STEAMER BUILT.  (Read 3718 times)

Offline Walter Snowdon

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NEW EXCURSION STEAMER BUILT.
« on: January 12, 2005, 12:26:05 AM »
Whilst not a paddler, an exciting new project in Scotland is well on the way to completion. A new screw excursion steamer has been built on the Clyde and is being assembled on the banks of Loch Tay. She is called the SPIRIT OF THE TAY and is built on Victorian steamer lines, with a clipper bow and a steeply raked tall funnel. She is neering completion and looks very smart in her royal blue hull colour.

 Visit www.lochtaysteamheritage.co.uk for a history of steamers on loch Tay and numerous photographs of her construction and assembly. Well worth a visit. Cheers, Walter.
Blessed are the "cracked" -for they let in the light for the rest of us.

Offline mjt60a

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NEW EXCURSION STEAMER BUILT.
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2005, 09:55:37 AM »
That does look like an interesting project, I take it the ship will be steam powered?...
Posted by Mick.
(.....gonna need a bigger boat.....)

Offline Walter Snowdon

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NEW EXCURSION STEAMER BUILT.
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2005, 07:10:46 AM »
Sorry it took so long to answer- SPIRIT OF THE TAY will be powered by a reconditioned 103 YEA OLD!! twin compound Crabtree steam engine taken from an old ferry.  Walter
Blessed are the "cracked" -for they let in the light for the rest of us.

 

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