Waverley departs for Liverpool

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

Waverley departs for Liverpool

Waverley finally left Glasgow at 1630 on Saturday 1st June heading for Liverpool after being delayed due to a technical issue.

Over the past few days both crew and volunteers put in a tremendous effort to try and ensure that Waverley was able to reach Liverpool for her first sailing on Saturday but unfortunately circumstances prevented her leaving her home port.

The following pictures were taken by two of Waverley’s regular winter volunteers, Roy Tait and Keith Roberston. Both of these gentlemen have first hand experience of the the great effort required to ensure that the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world is able to keep sailing. Both rightly state that she was only able to sail south after a herculean effort from both the ship’s crew and volunteers.

Casting off (R Tait)

The newly painted paddle box and wheel (K Robertson)
The Rover assists turning Waverley to head down-river (K Robertson)

Liverpool bound (R Tait)

And so let the 2013 season really get underway!