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Frozen steamer742 viewsThe Maid of the Loch steamer is ice-bound beside the pier at Balloch, Loch Lomond, in the big freeze of 1963. People can be seen standing on the ice at the end of the pier. Photo by Iain Duncan.Jan 08, 2010
Redgauntlet and Kenilworth678 viewsThe North British Railway steamers Redgauntlet and Kenilworth are pictured at Craigendoran Pier in this excellent 1905 picture. A cart loaded with coal is waiting on the left to refuel the Redgauntlet after the passengers have alighted.Oct 08, 2009
Lucy Ashton at Rhu632 viewsThe steamer Lucy Ashton is seen in Rhu Bay in this image published by Winton, Stationer, Rhu. David Winton left his job with the Post Office in Arbroath about 1910 as he was becoming blind, and he and his wife moved to Rhu where they were Postmaster and Postmistress until the mid-1950s. Image supplied by their great grandson, Alistair Quinlan.Sep 02, 2009
Craigendoran steamers843 viewsCraigendoran pier in the late 1890s, with the steamers Red Gauntlet, Lady Clare and Dandie Dinmont.Aug 24, 2009
PS Chancellor571 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.Jul 18, 2009
Craigendoran Pier956 viewsA steamer at Craigendoran pier, circa 1907.Jun 06, 2009
Redgauntlet at war674 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
Waverley at Craigendoran753 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the previous Waverley, built in 1899 and sunk at Dunkirk in 1940, andcruised to all parts of the Clyde Estuary until withdrawn after the 1973 season by Caledonian-MacBrayne.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
Loch Lomond 1900727 viewsA paddle steamer pictured on Loch Lomond on July 23 1900.Feb 07, 2009
Craigendoran Pier1131 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
Craigendoran Pier992 viewsAn old photograph of Craigendoran pier with two early Clyde steamers alongside. Image date unknown.Nov 04, 2008
PS Jeanie Deans728 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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