Category: News

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

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.

Waverley Returns to Glasgow

On Wednesday 9th September Waverley sailed from Brodick back to Glasgow Science Centre for her winter lay-up.

Waverley Major Incident at Brodick

On Thursday 3rd September 2020 Waverley’s bow made heavy contact with Brodick Pier resulting in 17 passengers being injured.

Waverley’s Season Extended until 12th September

Waverley’s short season of cruises on the Clyde has been extended and she will now operate until Saturday 12th September 2020.

Waverley’s First Cruise in 2020

Waverley was able to undertake her first cruise since October 2018 on Saturday 22 August 2020. This took her from Glasgow to Loch Long and Loch Goil, calling at Blairmore.

Waverley 2020 Sailing Programme Announced

Waverley Excursions have announced a two week programme of sailings on the Clyde, from Friday 21st August until Sunday 6th September 2020.

Waverley Back Home

Waverley returned to her home berth at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Waverley Paddles Again!

Waverley moves under her own power for the first time since her boiler refit.

Waverley Moves to Greenock Custom House Quay

Waverley has moved from her berth in James Watt Dock to Greenock Custom House Quay.

Take a Trip on Kingswear Castle

Kingswear Castle is now running harbour cruises from Dartmouth every day except Fridays at 12 noon, 1.30pm & 3pm.

News Update KC 6th July 2020

Kingswear Castle returned to service Monday 6th July 2020 running harbour cruises from Dartmouth.

Kingswear Castle Update

On Friday 3rd July a surveyor was aboard to test Kingswear Castle’s two boiler safety valves.

Kingswear Castle Update

Kingswear Castle is set to return to service on Monday 6th July taking the 12 noon harbour cruise from Dartmouth.

Waverley Boiler Refit – Two Funnels!

The iconic look of Waverley is restored with the refitting of the forward funnel.