• "Windermere Kettle"

176. Steam launch 'Osprey' - Windermere

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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.

  1. Lidolil 60 months ago | reply

    What craftmanship, how beautiful she is.
    A quick brew up; wonderful.

  2. Harald Karlsen 60 months ago | reply

    What a boat J.C ! A real beauty !

  3. Robert G Henderson (Romari). 60 months ago | reply

    Nostalgia, you can't beat it!

  4. J.C. Carter 60 months ago | reply

    That museum was crammed with boats of this quality - there is talk of it being re-opened but time will tell!!

  5. gondolier88 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Steam Boats, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. J.C. Carter 50 months ago | reply

    Thanks Greg, very honoured!!!

  7. gondolier88 50 months ago | reply

    No, thank you. I am involved in the restoration ongoing of Osprey (currently in the workshop, to go back into the water by Autumn), and the other launches and boats in the museum.

    This picture is a great inspiration as they are achingly beautiful on the water, but I can also see all the parts of her that were wrong and/or bodged and I hope you will be able to come back one day and see her looking exactly how shw should.


  8. Nojosm 47 months ago | reply

    When staying at any of the hotels in Windermere take a trip to the steam boat museum, nostalgia by the bucket load.

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