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Friday, 7 February, 2003, 07:28 GMT
Paddle steamer afloat again
The Waverley
The magnificent ship is based on the Clyde
The world's last sea-going paddle steamer is being refloated on Friday after months in dry dock.

The Waverley - which is based on the Clyde but offers passenger trips around the coast - is being renovated in Norfolk by George Prior Engineering.

The boat arrived at the Great Yarmouth boatyard in November for the latest stage in a multi-million pound project to restore it to its original 1947 glory.

The boat will stay at the yard until the summer for more restoration work, but will be returned to the water on Friday morning.

The Waverley is owned by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, which is funding the work with help from the Heritage Lottery fund.


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