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    Maid of the loch scotland

    this is the oldest, or one of the oldest paddle steamers left. At the moment it is not in use and plans are to have it all brought back to its former glory and once again sail on Loch Lomond .

    past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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    A wonderful profile...

    I hope she will not be left in such a state for a long while, but rather restored and returned to money making service.

    Not knowing much about her history, does she have her original steam engines intact?
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      (Balloch, Loch Lomond)
      Paddle Steamer, build 1953 (A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow) machines Rankin & Blackmore Ltd./Grennock 900 hp, length 58,21 m, wide 8,56 m (incl. paddle wheel houses 15,50 m), 1000 pax, out of service 1981, since 1992 in renovation (owner: The Loch Lomond Steamship Co., Balloch)

      http://www.maidoftheloch.com/
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        #4
        Thank you Christine for the photograph of the Maid of the Loch, and Ralf for the link to her website. The photograph there of the Maid as she was before restoration began makes it seem incredible that anything could be done to save her. The website advertises her use as a restaurant but from what Kiki says that is no longer true.
        Let us hope that the plans to set this lovely little boat off again on trips around the loch are fulfilled, one more triumph for those who care about such things.
        Ivy

        "To thine own self be true.......
        Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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          #5
          Thank you Christine. She sure does have a great profile. Lets hope things go well for her as we can`t afford to let her go like we did the PS Ryde

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            #6
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            A wonderful profile...

            I hope she will not be left in such a state for a long while, but rather restored and returned to money making service.

            Not knowing much about her history, does she have her original steam engines intact?
            My sister said the last time she was on the boat she had afternoon tea in the cafe, all the inside was finished and room for a restaurant as well. the engines were there and she was told the next thing would be going into dry dock to repair the rust on the bottom and that was the finish. when i visited the area, it was closed for the season, so we couldn't go on the boat. My sister said on google they should have an update of the boat so i will have a look at that. Thank you for my birthday wishes, i had a lovely day on the beach christine

            past cruises 2000 ncl crown odessey mediterranean 2006 ncl marco polo baltic 2007 ncl marco polo mediterranean... june 2010 pacific princess, mediterranean . may 2011 island princess alaska . june 2015 NCL Star Norwegian Fjords

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              #7
              Update on the Maid of the Loch paddle steamer. See BBC Breakfast item this morning on Twitter:https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/sta...56887872700416
              The ship's website appeal for funds for a new boiler is at http://www.maidoftheloch.org/
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              • pakarang
                pakarang commented
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                Nice video beyond that link. The ship looks really nice!

                "She was so nice that she was built twice!"
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