Seen heading up the river Thames

on Saturday 6th June

was a rather interesting vessel.

Named the George Stephenson

it is a new-build steam vessel

that has been planned and constructed

by a Dutch businessman

by the name of Servaas Strik.

The keel was laid in November 2007

and it is coming

to St Katharine Docks marina in London

for her official christening on 12th June.