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The Rambler - 133 years on - Dublin Feb 2011 PDF Print E-mail
02 March 2011

 

On Feb 26th 2011, during an ideal weather window, The Rambler quietly slipped her moorings in the Outer Basin of Grand Canal Docks in Dublin and was locked through onto the Liffey.

On the Liffey, she turned right and headed out into Dublin Bay, passing 21st century ferries and container ships along the way.

A far different scene from her only recorded journey along this stretch, when in 1878 she entered Dublin, powered by her huge steam engine, at the end of a journey from Scotland. As John stated "...... the first sea trip in 133 years that has been recorded".

Congratulations to John, his crew and escort on your trip to Howth, recorded here Coreibh YouTube The Rambler to Howth.

The history of The Rambler can be seen here and more photos here HBA Dry Docks Engines and TLC.
 
 

 

Last Updated ( 07 July 2011 )
 
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