Waverley arrives on the Thames for 2017 season

Staff WriterNews, Passenger Vessels

POPULAR paddle steamer Waverley has arrived on the river for the start of her 2017 Thames season. This year’s programme of excursions, which coincides with the 70th anniversary year of her maiden voyage, is already sold out on many days. On sunny Friday afternoon, she steamed up the Thames, stopping at Southend, Gravesend and then making her way up to …

Waverley’s Thames season comes to a close

Rob PowellHeritage vessels

THIS year’s Thames season for the paddle steamer Waverley has drawn to a close. The popular vessel finished her trips for this year on Sunday evening before staying overnight at Gravesend. She departed from Gravesend town pier on Monday at midday, bound for home with a stop off at Southampton for fuel. Here are photos from the last day of …

Waverley at Woolwich

Staff WriterHeritage vessels, Passenger Vessels

As the historic paddle steamer Waverley continues her Thames season, here’s some photographs of the famous vessel as she passed Woolwich a few days ago. Recent photographs by OnTheThames.net of Waverley at Tower Bridge were picked up by the Scottish edition of the Sun and have been added to our In The Press page of cuttings. Don’t forget, also, that …

Waverley returns to the Thames for 2015 season

Rob PowellHeritage vessels

HISTORIC paddle steamer Waverley has arrived on the Thames for her annual season of trips. The beautiful vessel arrived last Friday and immediately for started on her 2015 programme of Thames excursions. Built in the mid 1940s, Waverley is the last sea going paddle steamer in the world and is listed on the UK’s National Historic Fleet Register. The attractive lines …

Friday Photo: Paddlesteamer Waverley

Rob PowellFriday Photo

It’s the last weekend of Waverley’s season on the Thames for 2014. The popular paddlesteamer can be seen on the river this weekend before returning to Glasgow next week. The 73-metre long vessel is the last sea-going paddlesteamer in the world. Waverley passing Northfleet on her way to Gravesend as the sun sets behind. Waverley arrives at Gravesend passing Marco …