|The Ferries of Falmouth|
Photographs © John H. Luxton 2012
Most ferries and pleasure vessel sailings operate from Prince of Wales Pier at Falmouth. These vessels were photographed on the morning of June 06, 2012.
MIRANDA - operated by the Flushing Ferry Company between Falmouth and Flushing.
Originally built in built in 1937 as the MAID OF BUTE for service out of Rothesay QUEEN OF FALMOUTH entered service on Cornwall Ferries - St. Mawes Ferry Service in 2004 after a varied career.
ENTERPRISE III of Enterprise Boats seen approaching Prince of Wales Pier. Just a couple of days after this photograph was taken on June 06 it was announced in the local press that Enterprise Boats had merged with the Cornwall Ferries group whose operations include the St. Mawes Ferry, King Harry Ferry and Falmouth Park and Float.
Falmouth Pleasure Cruises PRINCESSA arriving at Prince of Wales Pier. Built in 1921 for the Port of Portsmouth Floating Bridge Company by Camper and Nicholson she has offered pleasure cruises from Falmouth to the Helford River since she moved to Cornwall in 1986. PRINCESSA is the largest passenger vessel operating out of Falmouth.
Great Western Riverboats now operates the Falmouth to Tolverne (Smugglers Cottage) ferry service [Once operated by the Newman's Cruises.] using the WESTERN ENDEAVOUR