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Fingers crossed for a Waverley visit this year!

http://paddlesteamers.info/BristolChannel.htm

http://www.paddlesteamers.info/CardiffQueen.htm




Everyone was rescued



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SFA, I always feel so historical when I watch your videos...so much going on in Wales, and has been for millennia! I hope you get to ride on one of these boats, and I hope you join the Paddlewheel Preservation Society too...encourage 'em...glad they got everybody off the Prince Ivanhoe there...

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I have been on the Waverley a few times-and the Balmoral mentioned in one of the videos.

Sadly the Waverley only comes down for a week these days(and she crashed into a pier in Scotland last year)and the Balmoral is moored in Bristol as fund raising goes on so she can be brought up to new safety standards.But you can go on her as static events are held on board.

But if Waverley is to come south lockdown has to end and I don’t that will happen before Autumn.So I’ll be a landlubber again this year.

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SFA, I looked as closely as I could at those beautiful steamers...really fascinating, they are huge too!

Here is a photo of a paddle steamer on the Mississippi River, probably a copy of the originals from the 1800's and Mark Twain time. Those in Wales have their paddle wheels UNDER the boat, while you see the Mississippi ones are built on behind! Maybe something to do with their size? These riverboats much smaller, must be!

Image result for mississippi paddle steamer

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Yeah...very different boats.

The Waverley is the last sea going paddle steamer in the world.

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I did not even know the sea-going paddle steamers existed, enjoyed and appreciate the learning of them, Sir Furry.

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