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Rededication of Daniel Adamson tug boat

(May 09, 2016)

 daniel adamson boat restoration

The Daniel Adamson, a 109-year-old steam-powered tug, was built at Cammel Laird and has spent the last year at the shipyard being lovingly restored by a band of volunteers.

The restoration was funded by a £3.8m Heritage Lottery award and included refurbishing the brass work and intricate woodwork including returning the saloons to the 1930s style.

She was sold in 1921 to the Manchester Ship Canal Company and renamed after the company's first chairman. However the coal-fired tug, which started life as the SS Ralph Brocklebank, was rededicated during a ceremony on Friday.

Taking part in the rededication was Steve Rotheram MP, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton, who said:

“I am delighted to have been invited by the Daniel Adamson Preservation Society to rededicate this magnificent and historic tug boat.

The restoration team, including engineering apprentices from Peel Ports, have done an excellent job in returning this boat to its former glory.”

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