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176. Steam launch 'Osprey' - Windermere

Beautifully preserved steam launch at the Windermere Steamboat Museum (which I understand is unfortunately not currently open).

The 'Windermere Kettle' (just behind the white funnel) is a device producing boiling water in seconds to make a brew of tea! The story goes that Prince Philip, on a trip on one of these launches, cast doubt on the speed with which boiling water could be produced - and was promptly given the job of making a brew of tea.

Scanned negative, Olympus OM-10 camera, Agfa Vista 200 film.

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Taken on May 28, 2002