Conservation Progress - August | Windermere Jetty

Conservation Progress - August

Steam Launch (SL) Osprey was built in 1902 in Bowness and after many years out of service, she has required extensive restoration to bring her back to her former glory. This coming month, we will reach the landmark milestone where Osprey will take to the water once again.

At a grand age of 115 years, Osprey is probably one of the first in a series of classic Windermere steam launches and is the sister ship to Swallow, also part of the Windermere Jetty collection. She was originally built for private use but spent many years in service as a passenger boat for the Bowness Bay Boating Company from 1948.

With the conservation work now complete and Osprey ready to return to the water, Windermere Jetty will host a re-launch commissioning ceremony to celebrate the landmark occasion.