Celebration Cruise 2002
and Construction Completion Ceremony
Photographs taken on Thursday 11th July 2002 - 1
Ellan Vannin, the first boat out of the sea lock at Tarleton on Thursday, heads into the incoming tide on the Douglas.
Chris Gulley's powerful new boat Polar Fox is standing by in the role of escort boat.
Second Tern follows in Ellan Vannin's wake.
Sloley eases into the lock alongside James Loader.
Cruise sign board on Sloley.
James Loader leaves the sea lock at Tarleton...
...followed by Sloley.
Looking east over the upper holding basin as crews are briefed by David Baldacchino, British Waterways Project Manager, for the first passage down the Link.
The three cruisers are Bracken, Gilly Bobs, and Sapphire, the narrowboats are Carly Warly, Marie Celeste, Stress Relief and Kara?
Looking south over the upper holding basin, from the junction bridge, during the crew briefing.
Looking north over the upper holding basin, from the top of the three-rise staircase, towards the junction bridge.
David Baldacchino (BW Project Manager) flanked by Chris Lowe (RLT), Cliff Fazackerley (RLT Chairman), Frank Parker (RLT Vice Chairman and Cruise Organiser) and Irene Parker (Cruise Organiser) during the briefing session.
The new junction bridge is in the background.
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Last Revised: Thu 25th July 2002
Copyright © 2002 by John Clegg, Cliff Fazackerley and the Ribble Link
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