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Ally

Deckhand
For those with a wish for romance or a company wanting a corporate day out on a classic sternwheeler, here are a few to choose from....
 

Ally

Deckhand
The Belle of Cincinnati
Home Port: Cincinnati, Ohio

Built: 1988, Jennings, Louisiana

Passenger Capacity: 1,000

Length: 225 Feet

Levels:4 decks (3 enclosed and 1 open air)

Captain(s): Captain Alan Bernstein

BELLE OF CINCINNATI
Authentic Paddlewheeler

The Belle of Cincinnati, an excursion riverboat and flagship of the BB Riverboats fleet, calls the Port of Cincinnati home. This excursion boat was formerly known as the Emerald Lady and used as a casino boat out of Iowa and then Mississippi in the early 1990s. In 1998 BB Riverboats bought the Emerald Lady and in 1999 they began restoration while docked in New Orleans. When the restoration was complete, the newly named Belle of Cincinnati towed the World Peace Bell (currently on display in Newport, KY) to Cincinnati. The Belle of Cincinnati officially began operating on the Ohio River in Cincinnati on August 6, 1999.

This impressive boat boasts a total of 4 decks, which includes 4 dining rooms, dance floors, an open-air deck, and room for up to 1,000 guests. The Belle of Cincinnati also has some unique features like handrails crafted from Louisiana Swamp Cyprus, which is found only in New Orleans. Captain Alan Bernstein and his wife also keep a large portion of their personal river art collection on-board, including two original water-color portraits of Betty Blake and Ben Bernstein, the two ‘B’s’ in BB Riverboats.

The Belle of Cincinnati offers public and private cruises year-round such as lunches and dinners, special events like fireworks cruises, ice cream socials, sightseeing cruises, and various private functions. She is also a regular competitor in riverboat races such as the annual Great Steamboat Race in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Ally

Deckhand
Belle of Louisville
Home Port: Louisville, Kentucky

Built: 1914, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: 650
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruise: 500
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 324

Length: 200 Feet

Levels: 3 decks (2 enclosed and 1 open-air)

Captain(s): Captain Kevin Mullen

Belle of Louisville
Authentic Steamboat Sternwheeler

The Belle of Louisville is one of the last original Mississippi River-style steamboats in existence and is now a National Historic Landmark. Originally a ferry and day packet carrying passengers, freight and even livestock, she is now one of America’s most beautiful passenger vessels.

Known as the Idlewild, the “Belle” had a brief military career in the 1940’s towing oil barges (an affectionate misnomer as barges on the river are pushed not pulled) up and down the Mississippi River to aid the war effort. She also operated in the Cincinnati harbor as the Avalon before Jefferson County, Kentucky purchased her in April of 1963 at auction. This traditional race with the Delta Queen, also known as the “Battle for the Golden Antlers,” continues every year during Kentucky Derby week and has been repeated at each Tall Stacks since 1988.
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Ally

Deckhand
Celebration Belle
Home Port: Moline, Illinois

Built: 1986, Pensacola, Florida

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: 800
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises: 800
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 650

Length: 196 Feet

Levels: 3 enclosed decks with outside deck space on the 3rd deck, 4th deck open air

Captain(s): Captain Joe Schadler, Captain Scott Schadler

Celebration Belle
Ornamental Sternwheeler

The Celebration Belle is the largest luxury excursion boat on the upper Mississippi River and is owned and operated by Celebration River Cruises, the same company that brought the Queen of Hearts to Tall Stacks 1992, and 1995.
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Ally

Deckhand
Chattanooga Star
Home Port: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Built: 1982, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: 145
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises: 100
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 60

Length: 65 Feet

Levels: 2 decks (first deck is enclosed and 2nd deck is open-air with a canopy for
protection)

Captain(s): Captain Pete Hosemann, Captain Mike Hosemann

Chattanooga Star
Authentic Sidewheeler

The Chattanooga Star makes its second appearance at
Tall Stacks in October 2006. This delightful riverboat was built by and is owned and operated by the Hosemann family. For ten months out of the year, the Chattanooga Star travels the nation’s rivers hosting school groups on her decks and educating children about our nation’s waterways.

You might find the Chattanooga Star floating along the Mississippi, Tennessee and Ohio Rivers, or the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers. Captains Pete and Mike Hosemann (brothers) want to foster a broader understanding of one of our nation’s most precious resources…our rivers. In 2006, the Chattanooga Star anticipates that it will reach close to 20,000 children helping them gain a greater understanding of our rivers today.
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Ally

Deckhand
Colonel
Home Port: Galveston, Texas

Built: 1985, Escatawpa, Mississippi

Passenger Capacity: Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises: 700
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 400

Length: 152 Feet

Levels: 3 decks (2 enclosed with outside deck space and 1 open-air)

Captain(s): Captain Joe Murello, Captain Frank Loeffler

Colonel
Authentic Sternwheeler

The Colonel cruises year-round out of Moody Gardens at her homeport in Galveston, Texas. This spectacular Victorian paddlewheeler, originally funded by the Moody Foundation and later donated to the city of Galveston, features imported carpeting and draperies, brass appointments and hardwood dance floors. Her historical displays and elegant design allow passengers to absorb a little of the past while enjoying climate-controlled comfort and beautiful sights. The Colonel will travel the farthest from home, over 1,700 miles, to join in the fun and pageantry of Tall Stacks.
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Ally

Deckhand
General Jackson
Home Port: Nashville, Tennessee

Built: 1985, Jeffersonville, Indiana

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: NA
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 1000
Length: 300 Feet

Levels: 4 levels (3 completely enclosed and 1 partially enclosed)

Captains: Captain Paul Stinson, Captain Monty Lamb, Captain Chuck Woods & Captain Mike Van Metre

General Jackson
Authentic Sternwheeler

Making its second Tall Stacks appearance in 2006, the General Jackson provides a unique opportunity for Tall Stacks patrons. Each cruise experience lasts just over 2 1/2 hours and offers two seating options for a buffet meal and a spectacular performance. The Stars of the Peking Acrobats®, a showcase of sensational Chinese acrobatics, comedy, balancing acts and more, will be featured during dinner cruises. Brunch and lunch cruises will feature a high-energy, Opryland-style music performance by Tim Watson and his band, Black Creek.

Based at the Gaylord Opryland Reosrt in Nashville, Tennessee, the General Jackson is known as “the grandest showboat of them all” because of her ornate, two-story Victorian Theater on the main and upper decks. The General Jackson will be cruising four times each day of the Tall Stacks event – a morning cruise, a midday cruise, an evening cruise and a late night cruise (except on Sunday).

The show and buffet are presented in the authentic Victorian Theater that seats approximately 500 per seating. While the show and buffet are happening in the theater, additional live entertainment will be offered on the boat's Hurricane deck. You have the choice between a first or second seating of the buffet meal, which will be followed by the show in the Victorian Theater.

The Stars of the Peking Acrobats® have traveled all over the world, sharing their ancient art with audiences young and old. The grace and precision of the acrobats come from years of dedicated training and discipline, and demonstrate the ancient Oriental concept of achieving perfection through finding harmony of the mind and body.

Tim Watson and Black Creek perform a high-energy, live stage show featuring Cajun, gospel, bluegrass and classic country music and a good bit of Southern humor. Watson has appeared with such music superstars as George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, The Judds and K.T. Olsin.

The General Jackson is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment, a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Gaylord Entertainment also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
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Ally

Deckhand
Harriet Bishop
Home Port: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Built: 1987, Utica, Indiana

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: 350
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises: 300
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 264

Length: 98 Feet

Levels: 3 decks (2 enclosed decks with outside space on 2nd deck and 1 open-air)

Captain(s): Captain Gus Gaspardo, Captain Steve Bowell

Harriet Bishop

The Harriet Bishop (named for Minnesota’s first schoolteacher) was purchased and christened just prior to coming to Tall Stacks 1995. She operates out of Harriet Island, one of the two locations owned and operated by the Padelford Packet Boat Co., Inc. in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
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Ally

Deckhand
Magnolia Belle
Home Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Built: 1969

Passenger 150

Length: 105 Feet

Levels: 2 decks

Captain(s): Captain Joseph L. Baer

MAGNOLIA BELLE
Authentic Sternwheeler

The Magnolia Belle is a true sternwheeler, driven solely by the power of its paddlewheel. This American riverboat was first named the Border Star on the Ohio River then the Bonnie Belle out of Madison, Indiana. Later named the Northern Star then the Arawanna Belle, both ported in Toledo, Ohio; the Cocoa Belle in Cocoa Beach, Florida; and now the Magnolia Belle is ported on New Orleans' Northshore in Louisiana.

The days of Southern Belles, Mint Juleps and gracious Southern living can be revisited aboard the Magnolia Belle, named after the state flower of Louisiana and Mississippi. The Belle was originally designed to be a steam-driven packetboat (a passenger-carrying riverboat), and has been featured in the 1993 Disney film "The Adventures of Huck Finn."

The Magnolia Belle travels to various ports on the northshore and southshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Tall Stacks 2006 will be the first appearance for the Magnolia Belle.
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Ally

Deckhand
Majestic
Home Port: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Built: 1987, Pensacola, Florida

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: 900
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises: 750
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 650

Length: 277 Feet

Levels: 3 decks (2 enclosed and 1 open-air)

Captain(s): Captain Brian Krug

Majestic
Ornamental Side-wheeler

The Majestic is the flagship of Pittsburgh’s Gateway Clipper Fleet, which is celebrating over 40 years of magic on the water. This 1,000 passenger (Coast Guard) capacity vessel is exquisitely decorated and beautifully appointed with oak and brass. The Majestic, dubbed the pride of Pittsburgh’s waterways and which almost spans the length of a football field, is actually a tug and barge combination skillfully integrated to give the appearance of a grand side-wheeler.

The Majestic’s reputation for impeccable service, coupled with her elegant atmosphere and friendly staff guarantee a unique and memorable riverboat experience.
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Ally

Deckhand
Music City Queen
Home Port: Nashville, Tennessee

Built: 1984,Jeffersonville, Indiana

Passenger Capacity:
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruise: 200
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 150

Length: 125 Feet

Levels: 3 decks

Music City Queen
Ornamental Sternwheeler

The Music City Queen is an ornamental sternwheeler named after the city that sits along the banks of the Cumberland River (Nashville). She is sister vessel to Nashville’s General Jackson. The Music City Queen was owned by Dr. Hugh Claughton as part of the Belle Carold Riverboat Company until it was purchased in 1996 by Gaylord Entertainment. Built in Jeffersonville Indiana, she has been cruising the Cumberland River since 1984 and is now available for charter cruises from her dock at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Ally

Deckhand
Natchez
Home Port: New Orleans, Louisiana

Built: 1975, Braithwaite, Louisiana

Passenger Capacity:
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruise:
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Cruises:

Length: 265 Feet

Levels: 3 decks

Captain(s): Captain Steve Nicoulin

Natchez
Authentic Sternwheeler

The Steamboat Natchez, the ninth steamer to bear that name, hails from New Orleans, La., and is one of only six true steam-powered paddlewheelers in operation on the inland waterways today. Predecessors of the Natchez include the Natchez VI, which raced the riverboat Robert E. Lee in the most famous steamboat race of all time. The Natchez today is still the undisputed champion of the Mississippi, never having lost a race.

A cruise on board the Natchez is a rare treat. Based in New Orleans, she rarely cruises further than Baton Rouge and hasn’t traveled to Cincinnati since shortly after her launch in 1975. Visitors aboard the Natchez take a trip back into the bygone era of life on the Mississippi River. A genuine steamboat, almost all onboard operations are done in the authentic steamboat manner – including telegraphed communications between crew members!

The sternwheeler was built in 1975 by the Bergeron Machine Shop, Braithwaite, La., and designed by Alan L. Bates, of Louisville, Ky. The boat’s steam engines were originally built in 1925 for the U.S. Steel Corporation’s sternwheeler Clairton. She has an antique steam whistle made of genuine copper and steel and her copper bell, smelted from 250 silver dollars to produce a purer tone, once graced the S.S. J.D. Ayres. The boat’s 32-note steam calliope is played by legendary Mississippi riverboat Captain Clarke “Doc” Hawley.

Don’t miss this rare and exciting opportunity to cruise on the authentic Steamboat Natchez and hear the Grammy-nominated Dukes of Dixieland Band, performing on all breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner cruises.
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Ally

Deckhand
P.A. Denny
Home Port: Newport, Kentucky

Built: 1930, Charleston, West Virginia

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: 150
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises: 120
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 80

Length: 109 Feet

Levels: 3 decks (2 enclosed and 1 open-air)

Captain(s): Captain Frank Straub

P.A. Denny
Authentic Sternwheeler

West Virginia’s most famous authentic sternwheeler was christened the Scott in 1930 and proudly served the U.S. Corps of Engineers in Louisville for 24 years. When Charleston river man Pete Denny bought the boat, he led it to a surprise victory in the 1974 Sternwheel Regatta Race in Charleston. His death in 1975 prompted a longtime friend Captain Lawson Hamilton to buy the boat and name it the P.A. Denny. She has traveled the nation’s waterways and participated in the World’s Fair in New Orleans in the early 1980s. The P.A. Denny now is owned by ORSANCO and based in Newport, KY. She is used as a classroom for school field trips.
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Ally

Deckhand
Spirit of Cincinnati
Home Port: Cincinnati, Ohio

Built: 1964, Ottawa, Illinois

Passenger Capacity:
Riverboat Race, Theme Curises and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises 120
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: N/A, Harbor Cruises 140

Length: 77 Feet

Levels: 2 decks (1 enclosed and 1 open-air)

Captain(s): Captain Robert Nolan

Spirit of Cincinnati
Authentic Sternwheeler

The Spirit of Cincinnati is owned and operated by Queen City Riverboats located just up river from downtown Cincinnati on the Kentucky side. Originally named the Belle of the Lakes, she was designed as a one-deck open-air sightseeing boat. In 1983 a complete cabin superstructure, including the addition of a second deck, was built. The Spirit of Cincinnati regularly operates passenger cruises past one the most beautiful city skylines in the country.
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Ally

Deckhand
Spirit of Jefferson
Home Port: Louisville, Kentucky

Built: 1963, Dubuque, Iowa

Passenger Capacity:
Harbor Cruises: 250
Riverboat Race, Themed Harbor and Parade of Tall Stacks Cruises: 200
Lunch and Dinner Cruises: 150

Length: 118 Feet

Levels: 3 decks (2 enclosed decks with outside space on 2nd deck and 1 open-air)

Captain(s): Captain Mark Doty

Spirit of Jefferson
Ornamental Sternwheeler

The Spirit of Jefferson has all the charm of an old-time riverboat, but with many attractive modern day touches. Built in 1963, the “Spirit” features two enclosed climate controlled dining decks and one full open deck. She is owned by Louisville –Jefferson County KY Metro Government, the same folks who operate the historic Belle of Louisville, and she comes with the same guarantee of quality and service that you have come to expect from the “Belle”.
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Ally

Deckhand
Spirit of Peoria
Home Port: Peoria, Illinois

Built: 1988, Paducah, KY

Passenger Capacity: Lunch and Dinner Cruises 185, Harbor, Appetizer and Riverboat Race Cruises 375

Length: 160Feet

Levels: 3 decks

Captain(s): Captain Alex Grieves

Spirit of Peoria
Authentic Paddlewheeler

The Spirit of Peoria was built in Paducah, Kentucky in 1988 by Walker Boat Yard. She is solely propelled by its stern driven paddle wheel. The wheel, composed only of fiberglass and wood, has 68 bucket boards and is 22 feet in diameter. The paddle wheel is powered by two Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines that turn 350kw generator sets. Two traction motors powered electrically by these generators turn two 12 inch belt chains each 40 feet in length. This process of propulsion mimics how a diesel locomotive train is propelled. Dubbed the “floating wedding cake” the Spirit of Peoria is one of the few true stern driven paddle wheelers that navigate without the aid of any thrusters or props. Many of her decorative fixtures, including the captain's bell and a brass tube that serves as a telegraph from the pilot house to the captain's quarters, were purchased at auctions from much older steamboats.

The Spirit docks in Peoria, Illinois and currently operates two day all-inclusive overnight trips up and down the Illinois river valley.
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Ally

Deckhand
RiverLiners - City Cruises of London.


Facts and Figures

* Open top deck, enclosed lower salon with panoramic windows
* Wheelchair accessible toilets
* Two bars
* 500 seats (up to 240 around tables)
* Twin hulls of welded steel construction
* Length 29.2m
* Depth 2.85m
* Beam l O.9m
* Tonnage 270grt
* Twin Cummins 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines (350hp) with advanced design of injectors, piston and cylinder head to optimise fuel burn and offer greater fuel efficiency
* Fuel capacity 14,000 litres
* Water capacity 8,000 litres
* Fuel Consumption 100 litres/hr approx.
* Electric power 50kVA diesel generators.


Millennium of Peace is one of our new M2 class Riverliners. The others are Millennium City, Millennium Dawn and Millennium Time. These vessels, built at a total cost of £6m, provide the backbone of our sightseeing service. Their design, specification and fit-out are the result of more than five years of technical studies, market research and development undertaken by City Cruises. The initial result from this programme was our first riverliner, Millennium of London, which entered service in 1996. This was the first purpose-built sightseeing vessel on the River Thames for 25 years and to mark the occasion she was named by The Queen at Tower Pier. The design has now been further refined in the light of operational experience and strategic decisions on the future of passenger services on the tidal Thames.
Design of the Vessel

The Riverliners were designed by Eddie Woods of Anglia Design and built by Vosper Thornycroft UK at Woolston, Southampton. Whereas Millennium of London is a trimaran, the new series has twin hulls designed to offer low drag, a stable ride and low wash. Windows in the new boats are larger, contributing to a greater sense of light and space. The open top decks allow unrivalled views.

Fuel

Like all City Cruises' fleet, the Riverliners use ultra low sulphur diesel oil [ULSD], often known as "green diesel". This offers lower emissions [oxides and particulates] compared with conventional fuel. We adopted ULSD in 1999, following nine months of technical and commercial evaluation and are the first, and so far the only, operator to have made the change.

The Interior

Each vessel has an individual interior design theme by Susan Redgrave of Inter Arc Design. These themes are water for Millennium of Peace and spring, summer and autumn for the other three M2 class vessels. All have a modern European look which is a significant departure from the woodwork featured in traditional river boat interiors. The water theme is manifested in the use of blue as the dominant interior colour and the wave design to the front and side of the bar and the floor for the entrance area. To ensure that the interior is as light and bright as possible, adding to the sense of spaciousness, the bulkheads are faced in a reflective metallic finish, while the deckhead is white with recessed downlighters. Millennium of London and three of the M2 class Riverliners have a dance floor at the front of the lower saloon.


The company operate sightseeing cruises, tea cruises, dinner cruises, Christmas cruises, New Years cruises and private/corporate charters too.
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Ally

Deckhand
Rosina Emma - Kennet Narrowboat Cruises.

Rosina Emma is a purpose-built 51ft 4-berth narrowboat with a larger than average saloon featuring maximum window space and large awning-covered foredeck. This provides sufficient space to operate as a full-featured day boat for up 12 passengers whilst providing extra space for a family group on period hire.

In the saloon the additional space allows 2 tables to be provided and with extra folding chairs allows up to 8 people to dine in comfort. The settee converts to a double berth for which full bedding is provided. A colour TV and radio cassette player are provided. 12v and 240v sockets are available.

The galley is fully equipped with full-sized gas oven, a microwave oven, refrigerator, and a full range of utensils. A 6-place setting of crockery and cutlery is provided for period-hire customers and is supplemented to a 12-place setting for day-hire customers. Hand and tea towels are provided.

The bathroom is equipped with a toilet, hand-basin, sit-bath shower unit and razor point. A large bath towel and a hand towel are provided for each person on period hire.

Two single berths in the back cabin can be converted into a cross-ways double berth.

Full central heating is provided to provide comfortable accommodation all year round.

Steps lead from the back cabin to a well deck over the engine. A side cupboard stores the folding chairs and provides hanging space. Additional wet-weather hanging space and open shelving are provided on the opposite side together with the instrumentation panel.

The engine is a reliable Beta Marine 1505 diesel engine which is keel cooled to provide trouble-free operation.

One step up from the well deck leads to the traditional stern. This is larger than normal and two or three people can stand there without impeding the steerer.
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Ally

Deckhand
Lancing - Kennet Narrowboat Cruises.

‘Lancing’ is a traditional narrowboat built by Yarwoods of Northwich for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company in 1936. It was converted to passenger carrying use in 1972 and has been owned and operated by Kennet Cruises since 1977. Facilities have been improved over the years and ‘Lancing’ has returned to service in 2002 after a major refurbishment which has seen the passenger accommodation totally replaced with a completely weatherproof steel roof and fully glazed sliding windows and comfortable seating.

‘Lancing’ provides accommodation for up to 44 passengers and 2 crew. The interior configuration can be varied to provide accommodation for parties of up to 22 passengers all seated at tables or with progressive removal of the tables additional passengers can be carried. Without tables, but where food is to be served it is advisable to limit the party size to 40 passengers.

‘Lancing’ is equipped with a toilet and a bar serving canned beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and a range of coffees, tea and hot chocolate and snacks. Radio, tape and CD equipment is available for passenger use. A PA system is also in use.

Passenger access to ‘Lancing’ is via a wide cross deck which is at a similar height to our landing stage and other regular boarding points. Four steps then lead down into the saloon. The cross-deck and doorways are wide enough to accommodate a wheel chair but at the present time a lift is not available. Wheel chairs would have to be lifted down into the saloon and this would be the responsibility of the party organisers.

‘Lancing’ normally operates from its base at Burghfield Bridge, Reading and from either Chestnut Walk or Queens Road Car Park in central Reading to provide cruises on the Kennet & Avon Canal between Reading and Aldermaston.

‘Lancing’s’ passenger licence gives it wide plying limits and it is able to operate anywhere on the Kennet & Avon Canal between Blakes Lock, Reading and Hanham Lock, Bristol; the River Wey; the Basingstoke Canal from its junction with the Wey to Ash Vale; the Grand Union Canal from Brentford to Aylesbury and the Paddington branch; the Regents Canal to Limehouse and the Rivers Lee and Stort. We are open to offers to visit these waterways in connection with special events.

Historically, ‘Lancing’ was No. 154 in the GUCC fleet and was associated with the butty ‘Langho’. It was based primarily at Bulls Bridge, west London and operated over the main line of the Grand Union canal. It was the first boat to be repainted in the Yellow and Blue livery of the Docks and Inland Waterways Executive on nationalisation in 1949 and this was the subject of a Giles cartoon at the time.

Towards the end of its carrying career Lancing capsized and sank in Regents Canal Dock when its cargo of steel bars shifted trapping a young girl in the back cabin. Fortunately, she survived in an air pocket and was safely recovered. ‘Lancing’ was converted to a passenger boat at Marple, Cheshire and first operated on the Macclesfield Canal under the name of ‘Rainbow’. The limited depth of the Macclesfield Canal in 1972 proved to be too great a problem and it reverted to its original name and operated with the Warwickshire Fly Boat Company at Hawkesbury Junction before coming on to the K & A in 1977. During 2001 ‘Lancing’ has undergone a major refurbishment programme.
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Ally

Deckhand
Silver Sturgeon - Hospitality Line, London.

The Silver Sturgeon is the spectacular flagship of the internationally renowned Silver Fleet. Her luxurious, spacious interior and spectacular views, combine with first class cuisine and service to bring you a truly unique experience.

The Silver Sturgeon will be moored at Savoy Pier, beside Cleopatra's Needle, between 12.00 and 12.30pm for a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception, followed by a three course lunch at your reserved table accompanied by London's dramatic riverscape and specially selected Layton's wines - the cruise will return to Savoy Pier at 2.30pm, disembarking by 3.00pm.

As with all Silver Fleet cruises, the menu, created by our Executive Head Chef David Burnett, will feature market-fresh, seasonal produce and perfectly compliment the fine quality of Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

Departures: from Savoy Pier (besides Cleopatra's Needle).

Champagne Reception 12.00– 12.30, Cruising 12.30-14.30, returning to Savoy Pier at 14.30, Disembark 15.00.

Dress Code: Smart casual.
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