Monday, 12 March 2012

PSPS Loch Riddon Charter May 1972

In May 1972 the PSPS Scottish Branch chartered Waverley sailing from Gourock,Wemyss Bay and Largs to Loch Riddon to land at Ormidale pier by the M.V. Rover, however on the day it was the M.V. The Second Snark which tendered to Waverley at Loch Riddon.

The following pictures were taken in May 1972 and permission has kindly been given to post them on this blog.

This picture was taken from The Second Snark as passengers board Waverley
at Gourock before departing for Wemyss Bay

A further close up of Waverley at Gourock

The Second Snark at Ormidale pier with Waverley at anchor in Loch Riddon
A view of Waverley taken from The Second Snark as she tenders to Waverley
For more pictures of Waverley and other steamers during the 70's click the following link,

The planned charter to Ormidale this year should give plenty of photo opportunities for those passengers on The Second Snark either when sailing on her from/to Greenock or while landing at Ormidale from Waverley.

Tickets for the charter will be on sail at the next two Branch meetings on Friday 16th March and Friday 20th April (Branch AGM), postal booking forms will be sent out in the Spring issue of Paddle Wheels.

Paul Semple