Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by Guest, Jan 18, 2009.
Yes....Well money raised to save a Birkenhead built ship would have been very useful just now.......
Slightly off topic but I've also heard that the other last 'proper' IOMSPCo ship, the Lady of Mann, is under tow from Greece to Turkey for scrapping.
Sad news but no where near as sad as what will become of dear old Manxman.
Rather dissapointing that those who helped raise funds were Manxman were not consulted either.. No wonder some folks wont dig deep in their pockets until they know the project will work out. The sad thing is though many groups need the financial support to get things moving at the start of a project.
Another four months have slipped by with no further news? Or have I missed something ?
No - utter silence, John.
It is believed that Pallion thought they had cleared all asbestos so as to allow breaking to commence - then it was found that there was more on board - but this is only a rumour
Lets just hope they keep finding it and in the meanwhile a rescue package is put forward and this unique peice of maritime heritage is saved.
Cheers Frank and thanks for the newsletter
Rumour has it that Pallion have sold the ship for scrap and that the previous invites to buy artefacts and other bits is no longer valid ????
I have heard that too!
There is a meeting about LLandudno pier on Wednesday - and there is a creditors notice being circulated about Blackpool North Pier Ltd. Is this a residual Centerparcs business or something within the Sedgwick portfolio?
..all you have to do is phone Pallions and ask them for clarification-they are very amenable. There is actually a new Manxman trust that's been set up for about a year now that was meant to supercede the one that demised. It needs a kick start though. I'm a little busy just now as you probably realise...but could help later with funding initiatives. Private mail me for the details. No tyre kickers please!
There is a message to that effect on the yahoo Manxman page....
If you want any parts you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business on the 17th May (this Thursday)
This could well be bringing the curtain down on a long sad story.
Its over - I've just seen the pictures and its a complete and utter tragedy.
Those pictures should be sent to Peel, the Mersey Councils, Museums and Galleries on Merseyside and others who think that preservation is a private gravy train.
An absolute bloody tragedy and a national disgrace!
Are there any further pictures other than these, Frank?
So sad - a fine ship which came so close being saved. RIP Manxman
hi i cant open the link ?
The grim truth is on Ships of Calmac and won't copy for me - and I'm not going into copyright theft to show it here. I trust you will understand
And in a particularly sweet rebuke to the philistine Peel Developments - the Canadians prove it can be done :-
Canada News: SS Keewatin returns home to Port McNicoll - thestar.com
And for their next trick, I presume they will be pocketing the scrap proceeds from doing what the Argentinians failed to do and destroying HMS Plymouth.
I believe there are those whi think we should view these people as inspirational........
Frank we always coincide on maritime matters- I'm speechless-a sad day for seafaring.
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