Reflections by Gordon Bauwens.
At Waverleys launch on a misty October morning in 1946, few could have conceived that she was destined to proudly bear the title of the worlds last sea-going paddle steamer. Even in 1974, when sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society for the nominal fee of 1 pound, most were grateful that Waverley was saved from the breakers, albeit as a static museum piece. Some enthusiasts with a greater vision, however, realised her true potential, and now, over two decades later, the steamers fine lines are familiar, not only her native Clyde waters, but right round the British coastline and beyond. When built, the vessel was just one of many powered by triple expansion steam engines. The powerful, thrusting pistons and immense driving cranks became compulsive viewing for succeeding generations of Clydesiders on their annual trips doon the watter. Today, Waverley is the only vessel of her class still offering this thrilling experience. PS Waverley continues to inspire feelings of pride and affection wherever she sails. Truly fulfilling that earlier vision, she has become living testament to those qualities which made Clyde-built ships renowned throughout the maritime world, and to the special skills which keep this graceful old paddle steaming towards the 21st century. The Waverley is pictured on the tranquil waters of the Clyde near Erskine.
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