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Arrochar steamers878 viewsPassengers can be seen boarding one of two steamers alongside Arrochar pier at the head of Loch Long. Image circa 1906.
PS Chancellor443 viewsThe 272-ton paddle steamer Chancellor, built by R.Chambers, Dumbarton, for the Loch Goil and Loch Long Steamboat Company for the Arrochar service. Sold in 1901 to interests at Ferrol, Spain, and renamed Commercio.
Comet Replica413 viewsThe Comet replica built in 1962 and steamed across the Clyde to mark the 150th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet, seen in its permanent home in Port Glasgow.
Craigendoran steamers680 viewsCraigendoran pier in the late 1890s, with the steamers Red Gauntlet, Lady Clare and Dandie Dinmont.
Craigendoran Pier918 viewsAll aboard at Craigendoran Pier — passengers from the boat train board the steamer Marmion for a trip 'doon the watter', circa 1930. In the background is the now demolished Craigendoran signal box. Image supplied by Campbell Neil.
Craigendoran Pier774 viewsAn old photograph of Craigendoran pier with two early Clyde steamers alongside. Image date unknown.
Craigendoran Pier801 viewsHow passengers alighting at Craigendoran Pier saw the pier buildings. Image date unknown.
Craigendoran Pier763 viewsA steamer at Craigendoran pier, circa 1907.
Steamers at Craigendoran773 viewsTwo steamers at Craigendoran Pier, circa 1903.
Craigendoran Pier565 viewsA view from the sea of a steamer berthed at Craigendoran Pier, with the station in the background. Image date unknown.
Dandie Dinmont88 viewsThe 197 ft iron paddle steamer Dandie Dinmont is seen berthed at Helensburgh pier in 1872. Built by A & J Inglis Ltd. at Pointhouse in Glasgow in 1866 for the Helensburgh-Ardrishaig route, but was transferred to the Forth the following year. She returned to the Clyde in 1869, but 1885 was bought by the Southsea, Ventnor, Sandown & Shanklin Steam Boat Co. After the 1900 season she was laid up, and the following year sank in Portsmouth Harbour. In 1902 she was raised and broken up in the Netherlands.
Dandie Dinmont at Shandon Pier732 viewsThe 195 feet 218 ton Dandie Dinmont, the second steamer to bear the name, was built in 1895 by A. and J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow, for the North British Steam Packet Company for use on the Craigendoran to Dunoon and Holy Loch routes, and remained on station during World War One. After being laid up in 1926 and 1927, the following year she went to the London and North Eastern Railway for the Hull to Holland ferry service and was renamed PS Frodingham. She was broken up in Belgium in 1936.
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