Lady Florence was built in 1944 as an Admiralty MFV supply boat, so has the character and history of a fine wooden ship. She is registered as a National Historic Ship. She is 50 feet long and weighs 35 tons net register, so with only 12 passengers there is plenty of space on deck, as well as in the wheelhouse and the comfortable saloon, with its cosy coal fire in the winter months.
The Lady Florence cruises an area rich in both wildlife and history, leaving from Orford with it’s 12th century Norman Castle and the 14th century Wool Church. Cruises pass the National Trust’s Orford Ness, RSPB’s Havergate Island and banks owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust. It is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). We usually see the elegant and graceful Avocet, for which the river is famous.
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