SD3787 : MV Teal Moored at Lakeside Pier

taken 8 years ago, near to Lakeside, Cumbria, Great Britain

MV Teal Moored at Lakeside Pier
MV Teal Moored at Lakeside Pier
The Windermere "Steamer", MV Teal waits at Lakeside Pier ready to take on passengers for the afternoon sailing to Bowness. She was built in 1936 at the Vickers shipyard in Barrow to replace a smaller boat with the same name.

Passenger boat services run the whole length of Lake Windermere, from at the southern end of the lake, to Waterhead Bay near Ambleside in the north with an intermediate stop made at Bowness (and, by smaller launches only, at Brockhole).

These services date back to the former Furness Railway and were at one time operated by British Rail. Since privatisation, three of the old railway boats are operated by Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd, along with a fleet of smaller and more modern launches. Three of the original four boats survive: the MV Tern of 1891, the MV Teal of 1936, and the MV Swan of 1938. The fourth, MV Swift of 1900, was broken up at Lakeside in 1998. Although often described as steamers, they all are now diesel motor vessels. Tern and Swift were built with steam engines, but converted to diesel in the 1950s.
Windermere :: SD3997

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. It is a ribbon lake formed in a glacial trough after the retreat of ice at the end of the last ice age some 13000 years ago.

The lake is largely surrounded by foothills of the Lake District which provide pleasant low-level walks; to the north and north-east are the higher fells of central Lakeland. It has been one of the country's most popular places for holidays and summer homes since the arrival of the Kendal and Windermere Railway's branch line in 1847.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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Lake (from Tags)
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Nikon S3400 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3789 8734 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.6747N 2:57.3228W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3788 8735
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Lake  Windermere Steamer  Ferry  Passenger Boat 

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