M’Queen, Andrew.


Gowans & Gray, Glasgow & London, 1st.ed., 1923. Xii + 135 pp., frontis + 47 other photo-plates. Blue cloth ; gilt. 19 x 13cm. Short data note head of frontis o/w V.G. A 1923 study of the Clyde pleasure steamers in service over the past 50 years from the 1870s onwards, divided into two parts. The first part : The Fleet, Half a Century Ago describes Hutcheson’s veterans including the IONA and INVERARAY CASTLE ; sailings from the Broomielaw including BONNIE DOON and VALE OF CLWYD ; railway steamers including GARELOCH and HEATHER BELL ; and various other paddle-steamers such as BALMORAL and MARQUIS OF LORNE. The second part : Additions during the Period describes the opening of the Gourock route, the coming of the turbine, and the early 20th century. Examines many steamers including LORD OF THE ISLES, COLUMBA, IVANHOE, JEANIE DEANS, DIANA VERNON, WAVERLEY, LUCY ASHTON, DUCHESS OF HAMILTON, NEPTUNE, ISLE OF ARRAN, DANDIE DINMONT, KING EDWARD, EAGLE III, QUEEN EMPRESS, etc. There are two appendices including a list of passenger steamers in the Clyde since 1872. Illustrated with 48 photographs.

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