Steam Packet Company has donated three artefacts to Manx National Heritage
14th January, 2014
The Steam Packet Company has donated three artefacts to Manx National Heritage, which it's hoped will eventually join the Company's gallery at the House of Manannan.
The items were delivered to the MNH's store at Balthane, where they will undergo restoration. The three artefacts are:
• A carving of the Three Legs from the paddle wheel cover of Mona's Queen II (1885-1929), the Company's last operational paddle steamer. The Three Legs were positioned above the Company's Fort Street offices for many years and now need restoration work
• The bell from Lady of Mann I (1930 – 1971), one of the vessels that took part in Dunkirk and D–Day during World War II
• A ship's telegraph (origin unknown)
Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: 'We are incredibly proud of the Company's heritage, and the gallery at the House of Manannan is a fitting tribute to everyone who has been involved with the Company during the 184 years it has served the Island. We look forward to seeing these three artefacts on display for everyone to see.'