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on 21/07/2022 at 18:01
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Discovered this site while looking into the history of the Scillonian prior to flying over to the Scillies tomorrow from Exeter! Not a good sailor, I remember well the first voyage in August 1970 from Penzance to Hugh Town harbour and throwing up all over a woman wearing a bright pink mackintosh and laughing, even though I felt like death. My mate Jeremy Lake took the ire of the woman as I vanished below to the heads! Once was enough on the Queen. Returned after the holiday on Scillonian 2!
           
on 03/09/2018 at 12:56
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Having just returned from St. Ives following a family holiday covering 3 generations of us, we were reminiscing about the Queen of the Isles and found your brilliant web site.
I travelled on her with my then girlfriend to St. Mary's for a day trip one rainy day in the summer of 1970 the price of the return ticket then was £4.00. We left the quay in St. Ives and rounded the island lookout the sea was heavy and waves were breaking over the foredeck (I have some 8mm cine film of the trip I will find and put on) we went up to the bridge and the Captain was pleased to talk since everyone else was being seasick.
Being flat bottomed suited the tidal harbours but was not very stable in heavy seas.
The Captain told us that the BBC had just made a documentary out the ship supplying the Scillies and several times they had to turn back because the camera crew who were in the focsle kept getting swamped out and sick from the waves breaking over the bows.
I knew she was sold to be used for island hoping in warmer climates but did not know of her sad demise, I was rather hoping she was still being used somewhere in the world.
The noise of her hooter being sounded at St. Ives quay 15 mins before departure will stay in my memory forever.
It would be nice to find the BBC film documentary and add it to this site as a tribute to this not very pretty but practical and functional ship that would have still been a great attraction to St. Ives had she still been around today.keep the storie
 
on 13/01/2018 at 01:51
Bruce (Pacific Ocean, United States)
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A very interesting site you have created. One correction: I do not think the aerial photo you use on the 2 Minerva reef pages is actually Minerva Reef. You can tell from the Google Earth images. Minerva South is shaped like a figure eight and Minerva North is an ovoid. The photo you have is much more irregular.

I've been to Minerva Reef 4 times. It's a remarkable place.
Cheers,
Bruce
       
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