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Manannan & Linkspan Pontoon Head for Cammell Laird

Photographs  Adrian Sweeney 2012

On Wednesday December 05, 2012 both MANANNAN and the Liverpool Linkspan pontoon headed for dry dock at Liverpool.

Observant viewers may note that in the final photograph the northern most section of the Isle of Man Steam Packet stage appears, the section to which the linkspan is normally attached appears to be significantly lower in the water at the cruise terminal end of the stage. Is this caused by the weight of the bridge between the two stages or has it happened as a result of the removal of the linkspan pontoon? Some will recall that shortly after the removal of the former floating terminal PONTUS the southern most section of the Steam Packet stage partially sank, and after removal from the river soon afterwards sank to the bottom of Canada #2 Branch Dock where it still remains.  


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