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Pic 46 2011

AGM 2011 46

Near the Passage West end of the ferry crossing the paddle shaft of SIRIUS is on display. SIRIUS, 700 grt, was the first steamer to cross the Atlantic. Prior to that she had just been a local Irish Sea ferry and departed from Passage West on her first transatlantic crossing on 4th April 1838 captained by local man Richard Roberts.  Photo: Jim McFaul, May 2011.