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The River Danes Steamboat  
United Kingdom

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First reportNovember 23 2019
by Mountains_from_molehills



The river danes steamboat!
by Mountains_from_molehills on November 23 2019 at 12:05 hr CE(S)T   Shortlink to this report: [ https://urbx.be/wkcc ]

Finding out the location
  very hard
Access
  hard
Safety
  very unsafe
Risk of being seen
  very high
General condition of the place
  bad
Traces of vandalism
  none or very few
Good place for taking pictures?
  very good
Did you see other people?
  very many


Visit date and time    November 20 2019 at 2 hr
Visit duration    1 hour

The "pearl of the river" steamboat has lay abandoned on the banks of the river dane now for over 10 years.



History: The boat was a former trawler which had previously been involved in the Icelandic cod wars and was then known as the Limanda. The trawler had been built in Denmark in 1974 and had fished the North sea having been based at Grimsby, it also made the Grimsby Evening news when it became known that it would be coming ashore as a Restaurant on the river Dane.


Current day: The restaurant with its expensive menu failed to pull in the richer class of diners from Alderley Edge and Wilmslow even when the cut price two for one meals were promoted. By 1999 and after being opened for only 18 months the dream had come to an end, the steamboat was to be auctioned at terminal two at Manchester airport with a guide price of £190,000, however the steamboat went into receivership in 2000 and in 2001 it was sold at auction for £40,500 to a Mr Ray Morris of Moss road in Congleton and in 2004 he was served with an “untidy site notice” as the boat had now become an "eyesore"

The boat is great for photography and urban explorers. Cant wait to see it in a brighter setting.


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