2006. Slipping the MAID OF THE LOCH

Image 41 of 93
< Prev Next >
After some inclement weather cancellations on 27th June 2006 under perfect weather conditions The MAID OF THE LOCH, Loch Lomond's paddle steamer was "slipped" to prove the renovation of the Balloch Steam Slipway. It had to be hauled out of the water and sit for at least one hour on the rail track, carriage and cradle before bing returned to the water of Loch Lomond. I was the first time the vessel had left it's moorings in 25 years.