Category: News

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Crew Positions on Waverley this Season

Waverley is currently recruiting crew for the 2021 season.

18th May 2021 KC Returns to Service

First day of the 2021 season for Kingswear Castle.

Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

On 13 May 2021 Waverley exited dry dock at Greenock and returned to Pacific Quay, Glasgow after running trials down the Firth of Clyde.

KC Update 11th May 2021

KC completed running trials with the MCA for the renewal of her Passenger Certificates.

Wessex Branch Charter of KC

Wessex Branch charter KC in association with PSKC Trust for an evening cruise on Saturday 24th July in aid of KC’s Rebuild Appeal.

KC Back in the Water

Kingswear Castle came off the slipway on Monday and is now being prepared for running trials next week.

DSRRB Co Wins Heritage Railway Award

Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Co have won the 2021 Heritage Railway Association award for the outstanding visitor attraction.

Waverley Enters Dry Dock

Earlier this week Waverley Excursions reported that Waverley had left her winter berth in Glasgow to sail down river under her own power to Greenock for her annual dry docking.

Kingswear Castle Update

Dartmouth Steam Railway re-opens.

Firecrest Steams Again

On Easter Sunday, 4th April 2021, Paddle Steamer Firecrest had her first proper paddle down the water in over 42 years.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle up on the slipway getting ready for the 2021 season.

New Website for the Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust

The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust has a new website.

Second PSPS Online Presentation

Watch again Peter Lamb’s online presentation “Punching the Tide”.

First PSPS Online Presentation

Watch again the first PSPS online presentation entitled “Waverley¬†– Achieving 2020 and Beyond”.

Society’s First Online Talk Announced

We are delighted to announce the details for our first ever online live presentation which will take place on Friday 12th February at 7:30pm GMT/UTC.

Paddle Steamer Waimarie, New Zealand

UK built PS Waimarie is New Zealand’s only operational coal fired paddle steamer.

Waverley COVID-19 Relief Appeal Passes 60% of Target

Waverley Excursions today issued an update on Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

PS Freshwater and the Birth of PSPS

Images of PS Freshwater – the paddle steamer directly linked to the birth of the PSPS.

Waverley’s 2020 Re-Boilering – New Videos

Following on from the recent Waverley 1981 re-boilering article, two short videos of the 2020 re-boilering have been released featuring previously unseen still images and footage.

PSPS Top 20 of 2020

What were the most viewed articles on the PSPS website during 2020?

Waverley’s 1981 Re-Boilering – Further Images

A second report on Waverley’s 1981 re-boilering with images previously not shared showing the new boiler being fitted.

Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann

Lake Lucerne Paddle Steamer Captain Hans-Peter Mosimann has retired.

Waverley COVID-19 Relief Appeal Approaches Half-Way Mark

Waverley Excursions today issued an update on Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

STV News – “Fundraiser Launched for Historic Waverley Paddle Steamer”

Scottish Television News clip with Paul Semple and Iain Quinn talking about Waverley and the fundraising appeal.

Brian Jackson 1943 – 2020

Brian Jackson, one of the last remaining crew members of a Cosens’ paddle steamer, has died.

Happy Birthday, Mr Vice-President

1 November 2020 marks the 80th birthday of Society Vice-President Terry Sylvester.

2020 AGM Minutes Published

The draft minutes of the Society’s thirty-third Annual General Meeting are now available on this web site.

Paddle Steamer Comet Replica

During the PSPS AGM on Saturday 24th October, a brief discussion was held on the condition of the Paddle Steamer Comet replica displayed at Port Glasgow.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle season now set to end on Tuesday 29th September.

Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal

Waverley is now critically short of funds. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to the COVID-19 Relief Appeal.