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Sir Walter Scott


Builders: William Denny & Brothers Ltd Dumbarton 1900

Propulsion type: Single screw triple expansion

Owners: Loch Katrine Steamboat Co Ltd

Service dates: 1900 - to date

Tonnage: Gross 115

Comments:

This lovely little steamer, shown here at Trossachs pier on a card purchased in 1935, was a Denny boat and is still sailing today. Whilst she has been altered, with the addition of a wooden wheel house just forward of the funnel and now has round portholes, she is otherwise quite recognisable from her earlier form. Though a small ship, she was extremely important as a link in the various tours arranged by her owners, in conjunction with the LMS/LNER service on Loch Lomond and the various omnibus services operated by The Scottish Motor Traction Co.Ltd. She was commissioned by Miss Blair in 1899 and after being prefabricated at Dumbarton, was transported by barge up Loch Lomond. She was then pulled by Clydesdale horses overland to Stronachlachar on Loch Katrine. She was then assembled and launched in the Spring of 1900. For more information on this steamer see the website at www.lochkatrine.org.uk .


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