|TERN was built in 1891 by Forrest of Wivenhoe, Essex for the Furness Railway Company, then operators of the Windermere Steamer services. She passed to the London Midland & Scottish Railway in the 1923 grouping and to British Railways in 1948. |
Following the sale of British Railways Sealink to James Sherwood's Sea Containers, (t/a Windermere Iron Steamboat Company), Sea Containers sold out in 1994 to Windermere Lake Cruises.
Sea Containers extensively refurbished the vessel and gave her a heritage rebuild with some additions to make her suited to the moist Lakeland weather.