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Classic Tern - Sea Containers' Legacy

Photographs  John H. Luxton 2014

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.

 

 
The views abovbe show TERN arriving at Ambleside Pier on the afternoon of Saturday July 19, 2014.
On board at Bowness Pier.
The above four photographs were taken at Lakeside Pier where connections are made with trains to Haverthwaite operated by the Lakeside and Haverthaite Railway Company.
 

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