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on 25/03/2008 at 20:30
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Good to see that our ship Queen of the Isle is celebrated online so well; My grandfather descended from Scillonian shipbuilders, and so I set out to research all the Scillonian Mail Packet ships; I am pleased that my pages have been found useful here. I have a great deal of pictures yet to be uploaded on to my website, along with many others on the other ships of the Isles of Scilly. The reason why the Queen of the Isles was not used more in these waters is quite simply that she did not respond well to the sea currents here, even the most seasoned of sailors have problems here. Queen of the Isles acquired the nickname of floating bucket, as she did not handle at all well, tossing and swaying.
   
on 05/03/2008 at 03:02
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The first time I ever travelled anywhere, I sailed on the Olovaha from Lifuka, Ha'apai, an island about 100miles from the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa. My village people wanted to present gifts and perform traditional dances at the Tongan King's daughter's wedding in June 1976. I was so excited about getting on the Olovaha, because I'd only ever watched it from the beach as it sailed past my village on its way to the wharf at Pangai (the main town of Lifuka). I don't remember much about the actual trip, but I always treasure the memories of my first trip on the legendary ferry.
 
on 01/03/2008 at 15:19
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Olovaha has been the most famous and useful in the modern history of Tonga. I was young but I remember so many times I stand at the wharf waving to relatives leaving Tongatapu to outer islands of Haapai and Vavau. My dad was working as an accountant for the government owned shipping company that runs the Olovaha. It is beautiful ship with lots of great memories. I especially remember when so many people, almost overcrowded on the decks as they wave. I will talk to my dad to get more information about Olovaha. I never ride on it but it was always a topic at home.
   
on 03/02/2008 at 23:37
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Hi, We worked on the ship from 1989 onwards, as chefs. Had a ball every week from Cairns to T.I.. We have memorbillia from ship dated 1992. Captain at time was Kevin Piper....1st Mate David Nesbit....2nd Mate Mark Gunn. Many good times had in bar with Chief Engineer John Hillier....2nd Engineer Johnathon Smith....3rd Frank McShane....Boson Niel Hunter....Deckhand 1 Mark Horau....2nd Deckhand Aurthur Pease....Pursers Cheryl Mason and Derek Kean....Chefs Rob Oldenborg [ME] and Lloyd Felsman [HIM]....Barstaff Grant Caps and Claire Muttley....Hostess Jamie Winspeark....Waitress Georgins Denney....Rachel Cohn....Marine Biologist Stuart Ireland.
THIS WAS THE CREW IN '92.... Sad to see what has happened to "THE QUEEN'. Do you know the song ? Be great to see a reunion happen.
Cheers Rob and Lloyd [Chefs]
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