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Maritime Heritage

Steam Tug Alwyn Vintcent

The Sandstone Heritage Trust website has kindly been hosting the news regar…

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Alwyn Vintcent. Removal of Pipework, New Year's Day

With New Year in full swing, just Hermann and I were available to continue with the stripping, and a…

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Alwyn Vintcent. Preparation to Remove Superstructure

A team went to the vessel on Saturday 18th December 2010 to start loosening off pipes which pass bet…

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Alwyn Vintcent Saved Again for Preservation!

Another piece of good news is that the Steam Tug Alwyn Vintcent has been saved for preservation!

In…

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Alwyn Vintcent. Planning Session on the Vessel, Saturday 4th December 2010

 

Keith Wetmore has been negotiating for the last two weeks with the Department of the Environment a…

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Alwyn Vintcent. Removal of the Cormorants. Wednesday 8th December 2010

We had been given a permit from the Department of the Environment to remove the cormorants from the…

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Alwyn Vintcent. Villiersdorp Club glves the Green Light!

 

On Monday evening 30th August, the Villiersdorp Branch of the West Cape Tractor & Engine club met…

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Alwyn Vintcent, Last Steam Tug, to be Rescued?

 

 

Can we stand back and watch this magnificent vessel being cut up for scrap? Today (26th August…

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Urgent Appeal to save Steam Tug Alwyn Vintcent

Steam tug Alwyn Vintcent

 

The sands of time are fast running out for South Africa's last remaining…

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