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Craigendoran Pier559 viewsA steamer at Craigendoran pier, circa 1907.Jun 06, 2009
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Redgauntlet at war463 viewsThe Clyde paddle steamer Redgauntlet saw service as a World War One minesweeper. Built by Barclay Curle in 1895 for the North British Railway, she served on the Craigendoran to Rothesay route. In August 1899 she ran on to rocks off Arran in a gale and was badly holed, but the captain ran her up the beach so that crew and passengers could be rescued. After repairs, she was moved to the Forth in 1909 and then sold to the Galloway Steam Packet Company. Later she went to Algeria and was broken up about 1934.May 16, 2009
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Waverley at Craigendoran513 viewsBuilt by A. & J.Inglis at Pointhouse, Glasgow in 1946, the 693-ton Waverley entered service in 1947 and is the world's last sea-going paddler. She replaced the previous Waverley, built in 1899 and sunk at Dunkirk in 1940, andcruised to all parts of the Clyde Estuary until withdrawn after the 1973 season by Caledonian-MacBrayne. Next year she was sold to the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society and re-entered service in 1975 with support from local authorities. She is pictured at Craigendoran pier in 1972.Mar 05, 2009
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Loch Lomond 1900480 viewsA paddle steamer pictured on Loch Lomond on July 23 1900.Feb 07, 2009
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Craigendoran Pier667 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.Dec 03, 2008
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Craigendoran Pier559 viewsAn old photograph of Craigendoran pier with two early Clyde steamers alongside. Image date unknown.Nov 04, 2008
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PS Jeanie Deans485 viewsThe popular paddle steamer Jeanie Deans, circa 1933. She was built by Fairfield at Govan and launched in 1931, then extensively refitted after war service. She remained a passenger favourite on cruises from Craigendoran until the end of the 1964 season. The next year she went to the Thames and was renamed 'Queen of the South'. She was broken up in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1967.Oct 04, 2008
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Waverley at Kilcreggan457 viewsThe world's last seagoing paddle steamer Waverley at Kilcreggan Pier. Photo by J.Ballantyne.Oct 01, 2008
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Lucy Ashton at Helensburgh498 viewsThe 200 ton steamer Lucy Ashton, built in 1888, leaves Helensburgh pier for Craigendoran. Image date unknown, but before the outdoor swimming pool was built in 1928.Sep 04, 2008
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Maid of the Loch445 viewsA Hector Cameron photo of the Maid of the Loch at Balloch Pier in August 1970. The 555 ton vessel was the last paddle steamer built in Britain, and the last of a long line of Loch Lomond steamers beginning about 1816. Built by A. & J.Inglis of Glasgow, she was dismantled, shipped by rail to Balloch where the sections were reassembled, and launched on March 5 1953. Her last commercial sailing was in August 1981, and now she is looked after at Balloch Pier by the Maid of the Loch Preservation Society.Jun 08, 2008
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Steamers at Craigendoran564 viewsTwo steamers at Craigendoran Pier, circa 1903.May 21, 2008
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Craigendoran Pier584 viewsHow passengers alighting at Craigendoran Pier saw the pier buildings. Image date unknown.May 10, 2008
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