Despite the appalling weather recently, the work on board has continued, albeit not as much as we would have liked. Several of the stalwart volunteers have taken well deserved winter breaks.(and who could blame them), but the remainder have carried on regardless.
In the menu above, you will see several new boxes. The most exciting one is headed “Full Speed Ahead”. Clicking on this will enable you to hear and see the Cervia’s 1000hp engine’s turning. This was filmed during a Harbour Steam Weekend in August 2012, an event we hope will happen again this year.
Thanet District Council have very kindly provided a link to their main tourism website, to have a look click here
Other websites including Thames Tugs, long considered to be the most comprehensive tug website, has also kindly provided us with a link
We are pleased to say that the new sump pumps have been installed, courtesy of the Preston services steam museum, so the water ingress in the boiler room has been eliminated, although we still have the problem of the missing funnel cover to resolve.
In the next issue I will have details of the upcoming concert, to be held in support of the Cervia.
Mike Houckham CVC Chairman