Sunday, 24 March 2013

PS Monarch Charter

The small Paddle Steamer Monarch is due to enter service in May this year offering cruises along the river Frome from Wareham Quay. Monarch was built in 1984 and has seen service in Kent and on the Medina in the Isle of Wight. Extensive refurbishments have been carried out which involved her sponsons and paddle wheels being removed.
The PSPS Wessex Branch are chartering the vessel for a day on Friday 24th May. Further information is given on the booking form below.
Further details about her refit and refurbishment can be found by clicking here.
Paul Semple

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Maid of the Loch Appeal Launched

The Maid to the Loch was first lowered into the waters of Loch Lomond on 5th March 1953 having been built at the Pointhouse yard of A & J Inglis Glasgow. It was yesterday (5th March 2013) that a public appeal for funds to return the Maid to service on Loch Lomond was launched. The appeal for £4.9M to restore the ship to service was launched at Balloch.

Click here to see the STV news item on the launch of the public appeal.

Maid of the Loch website - click here

P Semple