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PS Waverly

Built in 1946 by A&J Inglis of Glasgow, the Clyde based Paddle Steamer Waverley is the last sea going paddle steamer in the world. She is normally based on the River Clyde, but can aslo be found in the Bristol Channel, The River Thames and the Scottish Western Isles. She was built as a replacement for the other PS Waverley which sunk during World War II. She was built for the London & North Eastern Railway Company, and was painted in their red, white and black funnel colours. One year later, her owners were nationalised and she was taken over by the Caledonian Steam Packet Company. When this happened, she was given the horrible funnel colour of CSP's yellow and black. In 1973, CSP joined together with McBrayne's to make Calmac and her previous funnel colour returned. She operated with them until she was bought by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society for £1 in 1973 and after dear restoration work, she operates with them during the summer months. She is based at the quayside next to the Glasgow Science Centre, and also spends the majority of the winter months alongside there. Although she is owned by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, she is operated by Waverley Excursions.

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