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Arrochar steamers733 viewsPassengers can be seen boarding one of two steamers alongside Arrochar pier at the head of Loch Long. Image circa 1906.
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PS Chancellor350 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.
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Comet Replica288 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.
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Craigendoran steamers498 viewsCraigendoran pier in the late 1890s, with the steamers Red Gauntlet, Lady Clare and Dandie Dinmont.
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Craigendoran Pier668 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.
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Craigendoran Pier560 viewsAn old photograph of Craigendoran pier with two early Clyde steamers alongside. Image date unknown.
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Craigendoran Pier585 viewsHow passengers alighting at Craigendoran Pier saw the pier buildings. Image date unknown.
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Craigendoran Pier560 viewsA steamer at Craigendoran pier, circa 1907.
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Steamers at Craigendoran565 viewsTwo steamers at Craigendoran Pier, circa 1903.
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Craigendoran Pier350 viewsA view from the sea of a steamer berthed at Craigendoran Pier, with the station in the background. Image date unknown.
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Dandie Dinmont at Shandon Pier534 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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TS Duchess of Argyll525 viewsThe 593-ton turbine steamer Duchess of Argyll was built by William Denny & Brothers at Dumbarton in 1906 for the Ardrossan to Arran run. Requisitioned as a transport ship in World War One, she returned to service in the 1919 season, making the Kyles of Bute and Arran run her own. She moved to the long cruises to Inveraray and Campbeltown in 1936, returned to the Kyles of Bute run after the war, and was sold in 1952 to the Admiralty for experimental work at Portland. She was scrapped at Newhaven in 1970.
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