Builders: Tod & McGregor Meadowside
Propulsion type: Paddle, steeple engines
Owners: Sir James Matheson, Glasgow & Loch Fyne Steam Packet Co, Messrs Hutcheson
Service dates: 1846 - 1931
Tonnage: Gross 120 (177 after 1875)
Glencoe was a long lived, hard working steamer who had good seagoing qualities. She was launched as Mary Jane, after the owners wife,. She originally sailed from Glasgow to Oban, Tobermory and Lochalsh, also sailing from Stornoway to Lochinver. She was renamed Glencoe when she was extensively modernised in 1875, then being lengthened and being converted from a clipper bowed, two masted flush decked steamer to a saloon steamer in the form shown in the above picture. She sailed on a number of West Highland routes and carried out a number of charters, including some for the Glasgow & South Western Railway and Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Above her dining saloon was a model of a golden eagle ( a similar model being seen in PS Glengarry). Glencoe ended up on the Portree Mail Service and she made her last run in 1931, eighty five years since her launch. She was broken up at Adrossan and left the 1846 Premier as the oldest steamship in the world , with Premier lasting until 1938.
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