Monthly paddle steamer articles written by John Megoran, author, manager and principal captain of Kingswear Castle for nearly 30 years on the Medway and the Thames as well as the River Dart.
You can read more of John’s paddle steamer reminiscences in his regular Megoran’s Musings features on the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society website here.
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Pierce Brosnan has achieved huge international recognition with his big screen portrayal of a secret agent named Bond, James Bond. But he was a successful actor for many years before
1st November 2002 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Chief Engineer Bill Peake (pictured centre aged 30) aboard the paddle steamer Golden Eagle in July 1929 with, from
Cosens last regular sailings from Weymouth ended forty years ago in September 1962 with the withdrawal and sale of their delightful paddle steamer Consul. Consul landing passengers over the bow
Older members of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society will remember with great affection the popular post war South Coast paddle steamer Captain Harry Defrates pictured here on the bridge of
The paddle steamer Hohentwiel arriving at Sipplingen on Lake Constance on 12 May 2002. Hohentwiel was built in 1913 for the services from Friedrichshafen of the Koniglich Wurttembergische Dampfschiffahrt (Royal
The India (pictured above) was built by Westwood and Baillie in 1876 as a sea-going paddle tug with two independent side lever engines, one for each paddle wheel, for Wm