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Are there any societies that run ships such as paddle steamers with volunteer crews or maintainence workers in a similar manner to preserved railways?

Or is just too boring or impossible legally?
 

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Welcome to the site.

I can't answer your question personally but I am sure one of the members will help if they can.

You may like to check out the existing threads by using the "Search Forums" tool at the top of each SN screen.

In any case enjoy the site - there is a lot to see here if you are interested in ships in any way at all.

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Brian
 

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j_pilborough said:
Are there any societies that run ships such as paddle steamers with volunteer crews or maintainence workers in a similar manner to preserved railways?

Or is just too boring or impossible legally?

Not sure about other parts of the globe, but here in Oz there are a number of replica ships in operation that have volunteer crews on board. One the 'Enterprize', replica of the ship that brought the first explorers from N.S.W. to what is now Victoria regularly sails between Victorian ports, with six regular and up to ten volunteers at a time.
 

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All Volunteer ships

SS"JEREMIAH O`BRIEN" a WWII Liberty(1943) is managed by N.L.S.M.
(National Liberty Ship Memorial) and, except for one Shipkeeper and a Marketing Manager, we are 100% volunteer group, even when we sail,Pilots,
Tugs, etc., all donate their services. We are in San Francisco at Fishermans`
Wharf (Pier 45),go to:-www.ssjeremiahobrien.org to look us up.
The "RED OAK VICTORY" is currently being restored in Richmond, California,
where she was built in 1944 and the "LANE VICTORY" in San Pedro,California,
is very much alive and beautifully maintained. We both steamed to San Diago,
Calfornia, to take part in the "FLEET WEEK" event there.There are many other
smaller vessels around, all run by volunteers.
 

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Bob

There was but not sure if they are still, in Melbourne "The Alma Dopel" sailing ship, and the" Steam tug Wattle," there is also the "HMAS Castlemaine" in Williamstown think it was a Mine sweeper but not sure, Cheers Bob
 
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