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Tony Hadley13/07/2009 19:23:43
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Anyone know what is happening to this vessel?
Barry Foote14/07/2009 08:54:24
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I have found this quote from the web site...

"Sadly on the 21st February 2008 the Manxman Steamship Company announced that due to the lack of a suitable berth for the ship in Merseyside due to the Peel redevelopment of the derelict docklands for their Wirral Waters and Liverpool Waters schemes. As a result it is unlikely that funding will be forthcoming for the ship and the project reluctantly has been concluded. As a result the ship will be scrapped and a historic part of Britain's maritime heritage will be lost forever."

A very sad state of affais. it appears that many people wanted to put their names to the campaign, but noone wanted to put their hands in their pockets or get off their backsides and actually do anything..

I made several trips on this old ship as a youngster.... 

Edited By Barry Foote on 14/07/2009 08:55:32

Paul T14/07/2009 15:16:20
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It looks as though the old girl has been turned into razor blades, I rang a couple of pals in Birkenhead and they both said it had been scrapped.

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