In June, 1996, the oldest working steam tug, "Mayflower" towed the Spry
up the River Severn and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal to Gloucester
Docks, where she was put on display near the National Waterways Museum.
On 26th May 1997 members of the Upper Severn Navigation Trust sailed her (accompanied by the tug "Resolute Lady") from Sharpness Docks to Queen Alexandra Docks, Cardiff.
On the the 28th May 1997, in fine weather conditions the Spry left Avonmouth Docks for a final days sailing before the she returned to her permanent home in October at Blists Hill.