Full steam ahead on Earnslaw

TSS Earnslaw skipper Laurie Stanton (left) and senior skipper Graham "Twinny" Moore-Carter stand...
TSS Earnslaw skipper Laurie Stanton (left) and senior skipper Graham "Twinny" Moore-Carter stand by for the latest group of steamship centennial passengers to board at Steamer Wharf, Queenstown.
TSS Earnslaw crew are wearing Edwardian dress during special return cruises from Queenstown Bay to Frankton Arm this week, before the centennial celebrations get a full head of steam with the first re-enactment of the Earnslaw's maiden voyage tomorrow, 100 years to the day.

The ticketed re-enactment cruise will arrive in Kingston at 11am, with packages enabling guests to travel on those twin titans of New Zealand's steam age, the Earnslaw and the Kingston Flyer.

The Earnslaw and ceremonial flotilla are due back at Steamer Wharf tomorrow at 1.45pm in time for the official parade of live music, a town crier, hundreds of Queenstown school children dressed in their handmade Edwardian costumes and speeches at 2pm.

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