‘MY Raven’ and ‘MY Lady of the Lake’ are two 19th Century steamers, now converted to oil, cruising on Ullswater, one of the most beautiful of the English Lakes.
Ullswater Navigation & Transit Co Ltd started operating steamer services in 1859, carrying mail, provisions and passengers around the lake. ‘Raven’ was built in 1889 at Rutherglen near Glasgow. ‘Lady of the lake’ was launched in 1877, and both vessels have been in service ever since. During the 1930’s both were converted to diesel. M.V. Lady Dorothy is their smaller sister, and joined them in 2001.
In March 2007, another cruiser joined the fleet, the Lady Wakefield, which was comissioned by HRH Princess Alexandra on Tuesday 17th April 2007.