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Re: Cervia the Steam tug
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 12:00:30 »
Thanks Karlostg that link provided a fantastic glimpse of a ships life stranger than fiction.  it is impossible not to believe that little ship has a soul and a will to survive, especially after the pathe clip of her own refloating after being sunk by Arcadia. Brilliant story!

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Re: Cervia the Steam tug
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 09:41:38 »
I was lucky enough to see a steaming many many years ago, theres some history and info on the Preston website


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Cervia the Steam tug
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 08:42:15 »
I caught a headline on a free paper in the local takeaway regarding the refurbishment to seagoing condition of Cervia, the wonderful old steam tug rotting away at Ramsgate Harbour.  I remember taking my children all round her during previous works on her 20 odd years ago and some local author had published some "Thomas the tank engine" style stories about her, these being much enjoyed by the kids as they had walked the decks of the star.  I believe Preston steam museum is taking the lead in the restoration and wonder if any forum members can add to factual history of this impressive craft, or indeed to the proposed refitting project/


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