Paddle Steamer Waverley - Ayr Harbour
The Paddle Steamer Waverley slowing as it enters the river Ayr channel.
The Waverley is the last sea-going paddle steamer left in the world and spends her
summers cruising the Clyde. Or rather...
Having recently been out of the water and not carrying passengers for over a year the Waverley
has now had her boilers replaced - at considerable expense, much from public contributions.
The Waverley went back into service in August 2020 and in September was promptly rammed at speed
into Brodick pier on Arran, causing considerable damage to her bow and, more importantly,
injuring 24 passengers.
The future is, to say the least, a little uncertain.
The Paddle Steamer Waverley moving into the River Ayr.
Four Waverleys are better than one. They can do a lot more damage when ramming piers.
The Paddle Steamer Waverley moving upstream towards her berth.
Slowing down as she hugs the north bank of the river.
The Paddle Steamer Waverley manoeuvring in the River Ayr.
Having reversed upstream and above the pier. Or, having gone
astern upstream etc.
The Paddle Steamer Waverley tied up at Ayr.
Berthing to unload and load passengers. Embark? Disembark?