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.
The largest excursion steamer on the Clyde, she was launched in 1933 and retired 44 years later.
The side-wheel excursion steamer Tashmoo was launched at Wyandotte.
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.
If you click on "June 15," you'll learn that was the date in 1904 when the excursion steamer General Slocum burst into flames in New York, killing 1,000 passengers.
In a dockside ship disaster, the excursion steamer Eastland capsized at her pier in Chicago, killing 852 persons.
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.
The popularity of excursion steamers continued until the emergence of cheap foreign package holidays in the 1960s.
Clair River--were accessible only by pleasure boat or via one of the many excursion steamers that stopped there on the way up the St.