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on 29/08/2009 at 01:05
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Thanks for a well researched site. I sailed on the Queen from Cairns to TI return in about October 1992 and it beat any of the upmarket cruises available then or today. I have many photos of that trip if you are interested. Sad to see how she ended up. Does anyone have any information on the fate of the MV Noel Buxton? Prior to the Queen, she sailed the same route and I also did a voyage with her in about 1989. She was a little "downmarket" compared to the Queen. The vibration from her prop shaft would foam a good head on a flat beer.
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on 16/08/2009 at 20:10
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Hi again. Great to read so much great feedback from the old days. My memory is not too good, but I do remember Phil as a deckie,Toby (Tony) as Bosun, Claire as hostess,John Rice as Engineer, Doug as Skipper for a while,then Captain Jack,but I forget so many of the other names.I served as a deckie around 88'-89,then joined the sailing vessel Atlantic Clipper doing the same run to Thursday Island, and we would regularly pass each other at sea. Great memories, and lotsa' love to all. I am married and now live in the States, and still have 3 small sailboats that I love to sail.
 
on 13/08/2009 at 15:03
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Unfortunately I'm too young to remember the Queen in her original days, but my mother remembers her vividly - she had two crossings on her whilst travelling between Scilly and Penzance to go to school, and between them she threw up 23 times!

For my own sake I always remember the scaled model of her in the IoS Museum, and as a youngster always confused why the ship didn't look the same as the Scillonian III (until I could read I thought they were one and the same!). Not sure if the model's still there as haven't been in the museum in ages, despite my grandparents living next door to it. Shame on me...

Anyway, great site, and it's a shame about her eventual fate.
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