excursion steamer

excursion steamer

[ik′skər·zhən ‚stē·mər]
(naval architecture)
A steam-powered ship which carries passengers on recreational trips.
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The churches re-echoed the national enthusiasm in graver key and slower measure, and the aerial and naval preparations on the East River were greatly incommoded by the multitude of excursion steamers which thronged, helpfully cheering, about them.
Two of the Norisle project's key drivers are marine engineer John Coulter, who restored the Muskoka excursion steamer Segwun, and Wayne Fischer, president of the Ontario Steam Heritage Museum.
Families crowd onto the excursion steamer, St Tudno, for a trip to North Wales decades before the phrase ``package holiday'' was conceived.
They've enlisted the expertise of marine engineer John Coulter, who restored the excursion steamer Segwun on Lake Muskoka, and Wayne Fischer, president of the Ontario Steam Heritage Museum.
Completely rebuilt in 1988, she is now Britain's most widely-travelled excursion steamer and is equipped with a cafeteria, bars and lounges.
THIS week's selection of photographs comes from the book Turbine Excursion Steamers by Alistair Deayton and Iain Quinn.