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A sad end for a fine old lady.

The wreck of the paddle steamer Ryde

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Colin Bishop29/04/2009 10:56:28
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Yesterday I visited the Isle of Wight and had a look at the old PS Ryde. She is in a very sorry state and i have added an album of photos.
 
 
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Barry Foote01/05/2009 08:06:40
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Very sad Colin,
I know it is the way of things to end at some stage, but just to be left to rot away does not seem right!!
Andy Hustler03/05/2009 22:06:21
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What a sorry end to a grand old lady the owners should hang their heads in shame
ashley needham04/05/2009 07:25:43
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Colin, Great set of pictures, very evocative. Would make a fantastic static "diorama" type model. Could inspire  me to make a Ryde paddler (minus rust). Whereabouts is it on the IOW?   and is it Googleable?  Ashley
Bob Abell04/05/2009 07:57:19
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Whadayermean............minus rust?
 
Here`s the latest websit........    
 
 
 
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Bob Abell04/05/2009 08:12:48
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...........And here`s another interesting snippet.....
 
An ex Captain from ..............PS Ryde .............was also a crew member of...................................PS Jeanie Deans......
 
 
And it seems, the Captains wife worked in a pub called.....The Great Eastern!..........Gosh, what a coincidence?
 
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Bob Abell04/05/2009 08:29:59
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................And I think I`ve found the long lost PS Ryde!.......Here.......    
 
 
 
At..................50deg..43min...27.5 sec N
                        1deg..16min...48sec W
 
Well, I hope so!
 
 
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Colin Bishop04/05/2009 09:48:52
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I see the website still entertains hope of reconstruction! Quite honestly it wouldbe easier to buy a set of the original plans from the National Maritime Museum and build a new one!
 
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ashley needham04/05/2009 17:00:06
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Hasnt an old paddler recently had a new hull comissioned, using authentic riveted construction??? Ashley
Bob Abell04/05/2009 17:07:50
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Hello Ash....................I trust you made use of all that stuff I`ve posted for yer!
That was Medway Queen..................and she was berthed next to Ryde at one time as a nightclub, but was picked as a worthwhile restoration.................thankfully
 
Some people still think Ryde can be saved.................all it needs is somebody famous, taking a fancy to it...............and Bob`s yer uncle!
 
Bob......................(I`m not your uncle)

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