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Thames Steamers Limited are specialists in steam boat hire on the Thames and operate the stunning 1883 steam passenger vessel ‘Alaska’. Based near Marlow they provide top end corporate and private charter  services at locations including Henley, Marlow, Windsor, Reading, Maidenhead and further afield.

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Dimensions     Alaska is 60' long, 9'6" beam and draws 3'2".  


Construction   Alaska is constructed of double diagonal teak over oak frames, painted hull    and highly varnished teak superstructure where appropriate.  


Engine             The original non-condensing steam engine by Seeking's of Gloucester which   has two cylinders 6.5" in diameter and 7" stroke. It is of a twin simple pattern   with no expansion and steam used to push the pistons down and up, giving 4   power strokes per revolution.  


Boiler               Alaska has worn out 3 boilers during her life. The current one was installed in  1985 and operates at up to 150 lbs per sq. inch pressure. It is a side fired   locomotive type with 101 fire tubes and can be fired with coal or biomass.


Weight              Alaska's deadweight is 20 tons.  


Capacity          Alaska is licensed for up to 36 passengers