Category Archives: Pictures of the Month

On Sunday May 5 2002 Kingswear Castle is running an up river cruise on the Thames to Putney leaving the London Bridge City Pier at 11.30am, return 5pm. We believe

Lord Elgin (pictured alongside Poole Quay) was built for Galloway, Kidd and Watson of Leith in 1876 for their services on the Firth of Forth. In 1881 she moved to

We are delighted to be able to announce that the Kingswear Castle website was Commended in the South East England Tourism Awards Best Website Category 2000. Minister for Tourism, Film

Perhaps the most forgotten of all the wonderful paddle steamers in Switzerland (apart from amongst the residents of Neuchatel that is) is the little paddler Neuchatel which enjoys a static

Capt Jorg Andrist takes the Lake Lucerne paddle steamer Gallia away from the pier at Brunnen on Wednesday the 19th September 2001, five days before the steamer’s withdrawal from service

The Danish paddle steamer Hjejlen was built in 1861 at the Baumgarten and Burmeister shipyard in Copenhagen and is still in service today on the Silkeborg Lakes one hundred and

Disposition of prams on top of the paddle box aboard the Red Funnel paddle steamer Gracie Fields in the late 1930s. An enhanced version of the Princess Elizabeth of 1927,

One of the great paddle steamer events of 2001 has been the return to service of the Montreux, dating from 1904, after a complete rebuild which included the installation of

Forty years ago this summer, the beautiful paddle steamer Monarch was scrapped in Cork. Built as the Shanklin for the Southern Railway service from Portsmouth, Southsea and Stokes Bay to

The Lake Brienz paddle steamer Lotschberg was built in 1914 by Escher Wyss for service from Interlaken on Lake Brienz. She is 182ft long, has a breadth of 42ft and

The paddle steamer Victoria was built for Cosens & Co in 1884. At one time or another she ran on pretty well all their routes but was mostly based at

Built by N Odero in 1908 for service on Lake Maggiore, the paddle steamer Lombardia was withdrawn in 1958, becoming a restaurant at Baveno. She was moved to Arona in

The menu for a trip aboard Cosens’ paddle steamer Majestic in 1914. This was an auspicious year for European paddlers with work proceeding on the construction of no less than

In 1963 the paddle steamer Alumchine was the first paddler to be considered for purchase by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, four years before the Kingswear Castle was bought and