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Archive 90: Isles of Scilly Steamship Company 1994 - 1998

Photographs  John H. Luxton 1994 - 2010

GRY MARITHA (left) moving off Battery Pier, Penzance on a sunny October evening to allow SCILLONIAN III to berth. SCILLONIAN III (right) loads fish boxes at Hugh Town Harbour on a wet October day in 1994 (left)

SCILLONIAN III seen crossing to and arriving at Hugh Town, St. Mary's in April 1995.

The aerial photograph was taken from British International Helicopter's "Echo Bravo".

Former Norwegian palletised cargo carrier GRY MARITHA (left) seen on approach to Penzance Harbour on a return sailing from St. Mary's in April 1995. The vessel can also carries up to 6 passengers and is also the principal lo/lo vehicle carrier.

Inter-island vessel LYONESSE LADY (left) alongside the Old Quay at Hugh Town undergoing maintenance at low water.

Unusual amongst British shipping companies the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company also operate air services to various airports in SW England. This offers passengers travel flexibility. One of the Original Brittan-Norman Islander planes can be seen at Land's End Aerodrome, St. Just whilst a DeHavilland DHC-6 Twin Otter is seen between flights at St. Mary's Airport in 1995. 

GRY MARITHA makes her evening arrival at Hugh Town in October 1996

SCILLONIAN III (left) arrives at Penzance on a murky evening in April 1996 on the afternoon sailing from Hugh Town. LYONESSE LADY working cargo at New Grimsby Quay, Tresco, on a sunny afternoon the same month.

LYONESSE LADY is seen towing in a Oriental Overseas Container Lines container, one of the many jettisoned by the German container ship CITA when she struck Newfoundland Point on the south coast of St. Mary's in April 1997 and became a constructive total loss.



GRY MARITHA makes an evening approach to Hugh Town Harbour in April 1998. Usually cargo is not worked until the morning following an evening arrival.SCILLONIAN III takes the "low water" route Through St. Mary's Sound inbound from Penzance in April 1998.

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