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    We are very lucky that the Scottish Government gave a million towards the Waverley restoration. They must regard her as a national treasure, as indeed she is and of course, she is much better known and publicised. It is a pity though that these other ships that are fully deserving of saving are virtually ignored. Maid of the Loch is probably the most likely to sail again. Her engines were fired up for the first time in forty years earlier this year following a government grant and money from the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society. She has been a static exhibit on Loch Lomond for some years. Medway Queen went through a complete hull rebuild in Bristol a few years ago and is open to the public at Gillingham Pier in Kent where she is still undergoing restoration, however there wasn't enough money available to re-engine her. Hopefully that will happen one day. I saw Balmoral a few weeks ago and she looks rather sorry for herself. The charity who own her are endeavouring to raise something over 3 million for the necessary repairs.

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    When the winds before the rain, soon you may make sail again, but when the rain's before the wind, tops'l sheets and halyards mind
    redpmg
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    Agreed Nerys - problem is everything is so relatively expensive - probably costs many times more to renew the ships than their original cost - even allowing for inflation - and in this world bottom line seems to be - money is king.........and greed reigns.
    Instead of renting houses for so called refugees at exorbitant prices and paying themselves exorbitant salaries & allowances politicians should also be helping to preserve some useful things for history...........
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    Nerys
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    Much though I am happy about Waverley, I do wish there was as much public interest in other ships that are desperate for money to get them back in service. Balmoral and Maid of the Loch and a few shekels thrown at the Medway Queen wouldn't go amiss either.

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    redpmg
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    Great news Nerys - she is a great piece of history worth saving
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    marky
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    Yes,Great news Nery's I think that's only Β£100,000 from the total thats needed.
    Cheers Mark
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    Nerys
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    Good News, Waverley's boiler fit appeal has now reached 2.2 million and she will move to Greenock in January for the work to be carried out, enabling her to return to service in 2020.
    Also in 2020, Scotland will celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, with many events to inspire visitors to explore and experience Scottish waters. Obviously the return of Waverley will be part of this.

    Cheers, Nerys
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