I have been in Lake Windemere for the last 3 weeks, helping with the restoration of Shamrock.
Shamrock was built by Nathaniel Shepherd, Boat and Yacht Builder at Bowness-on-Windermere in 1906.
After the damage caused by the floods of 2009 and 2015, Shamrock is now facing the future as one of the grand old ladies of Windermere. She retains a high ranking on the National Historic Ship Register and is now owned by the Shamrock Trust with Roger Mallinson as Chairman. The Trustees represent some of the finest expertise, relating to this type of craft, available in Europe today -and they are supported by the Friends of Shamrock, a willing band of volunteers who work with the Trust to keep SL Shamrock as she was in 1906: a much-loved steamer, offering the opportunity to glimpse life and cruising on Windermere as it was over a hundred years ago, including wonderful views, velvet upholstery and warm hospitality.