Queenstown's 101-year-old Lady of the Lake has been resting
at Kelvin Heights, ready for her annual survey.
TSS Earnslaw was hauled up the Kelvin Heights slipway
on Tuesday morning and will spend nine weeks there.
The operator of the twin-screw steamship, Real Journeys, is
using two of its original Fiordlander class vessels to take
visitors to Walter Peak while Earnslaw is out of the
Real Journeys chief executive Richard Lauder said this year's
work on the vessel would focus on replacing two sections of
the vessel's hull plating, ribs and stringers that have been
worn away over the years.
''Maintenance and the preservation of the TSS Earnslaw
remains a continuous focus for Real Journeys so she can be
experienced for another 100 years on Lake Wakatipu,'' Mr
''She may take a bit more effort than your average catamaran
to maintain but she's certainly worth it.''
Earnslaw's sailings to Walter Peak are due to resume
on July 13.