VIRTUAL CRUISE FUNDRAISER with Maid of the Loch (Loch Lomond)
Posted by Robin Patel
**Let us take you around the bonnie banks as part of our new Virtual Cruise!**
67 years ago, on 25th May 1953, the Maid made her first ever public cruise on Loch Lomond. Now we offer you a chance to re-create that day by stepping back in time and experiencing the joys of cruising by the Bonnie Banks on our historic steamship.
By viewing archive photos and film from the 1950’s interspersed with colourful scenic views of Loch Lomond, you can see what the first sailings on the Maid were like. The journey is based on leaving Glasgow by steam train to Balloch and a cruise on the Maid to Ardlui at the head of the loch. The fare in 1953 was 9/- (nine shillings) day return. At today’s rate this is equivalent of £12.50.
We are hoping for a sell-out cruise! The Maid could carry 1000 passengers, so it would be brilliant if people would book a “ticket” via our website and we could fill the ship.
**All income raised from this will be a vital boost for the charity during these challenging times.**
Book your ticket here!
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