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TITLE
PS 'Glencoe' leaving Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00232
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
11959
KEYWORDS
paddle steamer
Kyleakin pier
P.S. Glencoe
PS 'Glencoe' leaving Kyle of Lochalsh

The paddle steamer 'Glencoe' sailed daily between Mallaig and Portree, on sometimes stopping at Armadale and Glenelg. She carried passengers, cargo, mail and livestock.

The 'Glencoe' was built in 1846 by Tod and MacGregor for Sir James Matheson and was initially named Mary Jane, after the owner's wife. The vessel was renamed 'Glencoe' after being modernised in 1875 and was subsequently lengthened and converted to a saloon steamer.

She was broken up in June 1931 and was replaced by 'Loch Nevis'. At the time, 'Glencoe' was reckoned to be the oldest working paddle steamer in the world.


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PS 'Glencoe' leaving Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1920s

paddle steamer; Kyleakin pier; P.S. Glencoe

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

The paddle steamer 'Glencoe' sailed daily between Mallaig and Portree, on sometimes stopping at Armadale and Glenelg. She carried passengers, cargo, mail and livestock. <br /> <br /> The 'Glencoe' was built in 1846 by Tod and MacGregor for Sir James Matheson and was initially named Mary Jane, after the owner's wife. The vessel was renamed 'Glencoe' after being modernised in 1875 and was subsequently lengthened and converted to a saloon steamer.<br /> <br /> She was broken up in June 1931 and was replaced by 'Loch Nevis'. At the time, 'Glencoe' was reckoned to be the oldest working paddle steamer in the world. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />