Cawsand Ferry - Plymouth - www.simplonpc.co.uk
Simplon - The Passenger Ship Website - www.simplonpc.co.uk

Simplon Home - www.simplonpc.co.uk - Simplon facebook
- Recent Updates - Search Simplon - Copyright Information - Contact Simplon - Contact Plymouth Boat Trips
This website has no connection with any shipping company, cruise line, boat operator or other commercial organisation - There are no postcards for sale on this website

 

Cawsand Ferry
Plymouth Boat Trips

This page is under construction


 
This page shows postcards and images of the Cawsand Ferry which is run by Plymouth Boat Trips between the Barbican at Plymouth and Cawsand Sands. At Cawsand Sands are the attractive linked villages of Cawsand and Kingsand on the Rame Peninsular in Cornwall.

Cawsand Beach was a popular venue for excursion steamers and subsequently motor boats from the Barbican and the Hoe called there as occasion demanded. In 1979, Ian Watts brought the 36ft launch Weston Lady, designed by himself, to run a regular scheduled ferry service. Despite being troubled by poor weather, a second boat Weston Maid was introduced the following year. Weston Maid was also designed by Ian Watts, although built around a 1960 lifeboat from the P&O liner Canberra. There was insufficient business for two boats and Weston Maid eventually ran the service alone. Landing arrangements were, and remain, fairly primitive, fixing a small gangway onto a detachable bracket attached to the bow.

1995 saw the Cawsand Ferry vessel Weston Maid operated by Plymouth Boat Cruises. Plymouth Boat Cruises were taken over by rivals Sound Cruising in 2005 and they sold Weston Maid and the Cawsand Ferry to a new operator, N Fox. For the 2010 season, Weston Maid passed to Ben Squire whose Plymouth Boat Trips also runs Plymouth Hoe Cruises (harbour tours from the Hoe Steps) and Fish 'N' Trips (fishing trips). In 2010 Weston Maid ran with a white hull but reverted to her previous red hull in 2011.


Websites:-  www.cawsandferry.co.uk  -  www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk  -  www.plymouthhoecruisess.co.uk
Email:-
plymouthboattrips@hotmail.co.uk
Telephone:- 07971 208381


 

Sections on this Page
Contacts
   Website:-  www.cawsandferry.co.uk
   Website:-  www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk
   Email:-
plymouthboattrips@hotmail.co.uk
   Telephone:- 07971 208381

http://www.hollandamerica.com
 

Associated Pages

References
   Trip Out Guides - Various Editions 1985-2010 by Geoffrey Hamer
      Trip Out Guides are available from Geoffrey Hamer, PO Box 485, Southall, UB1 9BH
   Estuary & River Ferries of South West England - Martin Langley & Edwina Small - Waine Research (1984)
   Passenger Steamers of the River Tamar - Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (1984)
   Passenger Steamers of the River Dart - Richard Clammer & Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (1987)
   South Devon Ferries - Alan Kittridge - Tempus (2003)
   Steamers & Ferries of the River Tamar & Three Towns District - Alan Kittridge - Twelveheads Press (2003)


Timetable Archive (PDF Files)
   2011 Timetable
http://www.hollandamerica.com



Cawsand Ferry
Plymouth Boat Trips

All images link to larger copies which will open in a new window/tab



Weston Maid

The Weston Maid is a 40ft fibreglass passenger vessel built as a lifeboat for the P&O liner Canberra built in 1961. Weston Maid is licensed by the MCA to carry 64 passengers + 2 crew.



N Fox's Weston Maid, 1960, leaving Mayflower Steps, Plymouth for Cawsand
Photo: © Graham Thorne, June 2006

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: ©Graham Thorne, 2006 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid with white hull prior to the 2010 season
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid with white hull prior to the 2010 season
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid with white hull prior to the 2010 season
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 27th March 2010 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid at Cawsand Sands
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid arriving at Cawsand Sands
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid arriving at Cawsand Sands
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid at Cawsand Sands
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid at Cawsand Sands
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid at Cawsand Sands
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Trip to Cawsand on Weston Maid

This section is still under construction



The attractive linked villages of Cawsand and Kingsand are on the Rame Peninsular in Cornwall. Note the complete absence of cars, which usually spoil such photos.

Weston Maid arriving at her Plymouth berth behind the Barbican Pontoon
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Weston Maid leaving the Barbican Pontoon for Cawsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

WESTON MAID - Cawsand Ferry, Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club, seen from Weston Maid when leaving the Barbican
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Plymouth Hoe, seen from Weston Maid
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Plymouth Hoe - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Drake's Island, seen from Weston Maid
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Drake's Island - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Lighthouse at the western end of the breakwater, seen from Weston Maid
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Plymouth Hoe - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Fort Picklecombe, now a residential development, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Fort Picklecombe - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Fort Picklecombe, now a residential development, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Fort Picklecombe - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, seen from Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand, approaching the beech on Weston Maid on the Cawsand Ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & KingsCawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.ukand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 221st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand - tile work showing the ferry
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand - door embellishment
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand - unusual message
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk   Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Cawsand & Kingsand
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011

Cawsand & Kingsand - Plymouth - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 21st May 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk


















Ocean Liner Society - www.ocean-liner-society.comCarmania Press - Quality Passenger Shipping Books -  www.carmaniapress.co.ukThe Liquid Highway - River Thames Website - www.riverthames.co.nrOverview Press - www.overviewpress.co.uk - Specialist Passenger Shipping BooksShipmania - shipmania.jimdo.comTRIP OUT GUIDES by Geoff Hamer - trip-out.co.ukShips in Focus - Quality Maritime History Books -  shipsinfocus.comkships blog - Kalle Id - kships.blogspot.co.ukMike Louagie - Fantastic Maritime Photographer - www.louagie.beBruce Peter's Blog - brucepeter.blogspot.co.ukWillem Johan Hoendervanger - Superb Maritime Paintings - www.wjmaritiem.nlARTENAUTICA Ship Models - www.stores.ebay.co.uk/Artenautica-Shop-ShipCOASTAL CRUISING ASSOCIATION - www.cruisingmonthly.comMaritime Photographic - Superb Shipping Photography - www.maritimephotographic.co.ukNATIONAL HISTORIC SHIPS REGISTER - www.nationalhistoricships.org.ukWehrmacht History - www.wehrmacht-history.com - Technical DirectoryMaritime Memories Netherlands - maritimememories.nWORLD SHIP SOCIETY - worldshipsociety.orgShippax - Ship Information, Databases, Publications, Magazines - www.shippax.seNautiques - Your gateway to the rich past of ocean liner nautical antiques - www.nautiques.netMarius Bar - Historic and new photos from long established French photographers - www.mariusbar-photo.comHarold Jordan - New and Old Shipping Postcards for Sale - www.hjcards.co.ukPADDLE STEAMERS - A Unique Heritage - www.heritagesteamers.co.ukMaritime Timetable Images - www.timetableimages.comDonAnd Maritime - www.donandmaritime.com - Cruise & Ferry News and CollectablesSeapixonline - Image GalleryGORDON HISLIP - Irish Sea Photography - www.gordonhislip.comOld and New Postcards for Sale - www.raeth.chJOHN EAGLE PHOTOGRAPHY - johneaglephotograpy.comShips Monthly - Shipping Magazine - www.shipsmonthly.comRisawoleska - 1:1250 Ship Models - www.risawoleska.comMaritime Images - Poole Images - www.maritimeimages.co.ukROBERT FORSYTHE - Transport & Industrial Heritage, History & ConsultancyP&O HERITAGE - Official P&O Heritage Website - www.poheritage.comFerry Publications - www.ferrypubs.co.uk - Leading European Publisher of Ferry BooksMaritime Matters - www.maritimematters.com

Simplon Home Page - The Passenger Ship Website - www.simplonpc.cco.uk

 
©1999-2013 Copyright Ian Boyle/Simplon Postcards (all pages on web site)
All Rights Reserved


Free Web Counter
Times viewed since 19/05/2011: