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  • Free Trips Around the Bay! The free one hour trips on board the VIC 32 proved as popular as ever earlier this month.  We got a lovely ‘thank you’ email from one passenger, David Lickrish and his guests. He included two photographs that captured the spirit of the day for him and here they are –    
  • £5015 Raised! The recent Charity lunch and auction held to raise funds for the Puffer was a wonderful success raising £5015. Huge thanks to all who donated, attended and bid for the auction items. Here is a photo of the Puffer taken a couple of weeks ago as she puffed across the bay.  Thanks to Steve Poole for the ...
  • Leaving Arduanie Wonderful pictures of the Puffer in a cloud of steam as she raises the anchor yesterday after a lunchtime stop at Arduanie.  
  • PUFFER PHOTOS! Some great photos of the Puffer taken recently by Phil Dickinson    
  • Photos of the Puffer Puffing! We have been sent a couple of photos of the Puffer in action this week. First of all, an iconic shot of her leaving Lochranza … …and secondly, an eagle eye spotted her steaming out of Crinan heading for her first Jura trip of the year.  The route takes in Tayvallich for the first night.
  • 2019 Season Begins! Season 2019 got off to a flying start with a trip from the Puffer’s home in the Crinan Basin through the Crinan Canal.  Passengers rose to the occasion magnificently and were soon winding the sluices up and down and pushing / pulling the lock gates in a very professional manner.
  • Lunch Invitation! If you have any questions about the lunch please do get in touch with Cathy on 01546 830133 / savethepuffer@hotmail.co.uk   I
  • Puffer Appeal   Since 1998 over a million pounds has been spent on replacing the Puffer’s hull.  This is now 75% complete.  Alongside the hull replacement the refurbishment of cabins, showers, the generator room, the workshop and the galley has been going on. The Puffer also needs to continually update and upgrade in all areas in accordance with ...
  • Save the Date! You are all cordially invited to a Puffer fundraising lunch and auction at the wonderfully situated Crinan Hotel on June 22.  A bonus attraction for many will be the opportunity to have a trip around the bay on board the Puffer beforehand. Places can be reserved by phoning Cathy at Puffer HQ on 01546 830133 Puffer anchored ...
  • Glenlee Fundraiser! The recent Puffer Fundraising event on the tall ship, the Glenlee on Friday 8th February was a resounding success raising a magnificent £2,500. This would not have been possible without the hard work of the organisers and the wonderful items donated for the auction which ranged from hand sewn quilts to holiday stays. A huge thank ...

 

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