Recently it is believed Steve drowned in Shireoaks Marina. We only knew him for 10 years, so I can only speak of that time.
He was known as Journey Steve because they were his favourite band and the name of his boat. There were several Steve’s living on the boats so this was his nickname. His boat had been used as a work boat so half the deck was given over to a Hi Ab (small crane). The rest of his boat was for living and very much a man’s boat but always warm and cosy with his wood burning stove.
Last Winter he slipped and hurt himself quite badly, getting wood in for the fire when it was late and icy. Although he didn’t work from his boat anymore, he put the crane to good use to raise a sunken boat and an engine from another boat.