PADDLE STEAMER KINGSWEAR CASTLE
KINGSWEAR CASTLE WINTER REFIT 2002/2003
Kingswear Castle's Engineer, Chris Smith, painting the port paddle wheel. One of the major jobs this winter has been the complete rebuilding of the port paddle box and all the steel and wood working for this has been done by Chris, ably assisted by his son Daniel.
A view from the bridge with Kingswear Castle up the slipway on dry land at Strood 12/04/03.
A view of the new paddle box
Wood cladding is laid over the steel.
The finished product
The fan venting all in place. The name board and stars were carved by Paul Stevens who, some years ago, provided the scroll boards for the bow.
The outer structure of the new paddle box is complete with the decorative centre piece showing a carving of the eponymous castle and painted by volunteer Terry Harries.
Chris Smith welds the new steel cover into place with snow under foot.
The basic steel structure being re-built.
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