Restoration project launched to save the Ryde Queen paddle steamer

LISA Turner is a woman with a dream — to restore a crumbling Isle of Wight paddle steamer and see it sail again.
Formerly a passenger ferry, then a wartime anti-aircraft vessel that took part in the Normandy landings, and finally the Ryde Queen floating nightclub, the PS Ryde has been largely abandoned at Island Harbour Marina.
Lisa, who owns ship restoration company Siward and Co, said she fell in love with the rusty old steamer as soon as she saw it.

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