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"Daniel Adamson" cruise

Postby northeast » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:53 pm

In case of interest to any members .... a good day out for a good cause!

"Daniel Adamson" cruises to her birthplace

Daniel Adamson 110th Birthday fundraising cruise Sunday 14th April 2013

The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society (DAPS) are pleased to announce that for the third year running, they will once again be chartering one of the famous Mersey Ferries to undertake a public fundraising trip with a difference. The trip will be on Sunday 14th April approx. 12:30-16:30.
The Daniel Adamson built originally as a Liverpool-Ellesmere Port Tug-Tender and currently under restoration in Liverpool Docks, will be 110 years old this year. To celebrate this fact and that once restored, the “Danny” will be the oldest Mersey built Steam-Ship operational anywhere in the world, we will be visiting the Birthplace of this Unique ship as part of our cruise.
The cruise will be a four hour charter that will include in addition to a trip into Cammell Lairds, an enhanced river cruise with full commentary provided by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Andy Ball, retired ex Mersey River Pilot and DAPS Operations Director, Stuart Wood and from the Liverpool Post & Echo’s shipping correspondent, Peter Elson.
The cruise will depart all three Mersey ferry terminals at the following times:
• 1230 from Seacombe
• 1240 from Liverpool
• 1250 from Woodside
The cruise will last around four hours. Tickets are £25 Per Person.
Mersey Ferries will accept phone bookings on 0151 330 1444 for payment via Credit cards. If there is a need to post tickets then they will charge 50p for first class postage. Walk in purchase at any of the three terminals is also available. Please ensure you quote “Daniel Adamson fundraising cruise 14th April”. Tickets are strictly limited in numbers and all previous DAPS cruises have sold out prior to departure so early booking is essential.
Built by the Tranmere Bay Development Co, a fore-runner to the now famous Cammell Lairds, the original slip way from where the Daniel Adamson first touched water, was later incorporated into what is now the Wet Basin at Cammell Lairds; today still used for alongside repairs and refitting of ships while afloat. Thanks to the cooperation of Cammell Lairds and Mersey Ferries, we have been granted permission that, subject to shipping on the day, we can actually take the ferry into the wet basin for a short period of time, the first time we believe this has ever happened. Passengers will be able to see from the ferry, the workings of a busy shipyard and also go back 110 years and be reminded of the place the Nationally important Daniel Adamson was launched in August 1903. The ferry WILL NOT be tying up at any time in the wet basin.
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