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Historical Database - BRISTOL CHANNEL - United Kingdom
Edwards and Robertson
Company set up by Frederick Edwards and George Robertson. Edwards was from a Cardiff tug owning family, Robertson had been previously employed in the railways. They went to Scottish builders for new tonnage to compete with the newly-arrived P&A Campbell company, ordering the unsuccessful Lady Gwendoline in 1889 and the much more satisfactory Lorna Doone in 1891. In 1895 they operated a new Lady Margaret on behalf of Penarth-based interests. The company also owned second hand tonnage in the form of Lady Margaret (renamed Lord Tredegar in 1895), Bonnie Doon and Scotia.

Financial problems forced the company to sell the new Lady Margaret to P and A Campbell, and after the 1895 season, the entire business and remaining steamers were sold to John Gunn, the Cardiff businessman. Lady Margaret (1895) was sold to rivals P&A Campbell after her first season on the takeover

Lady Margaret (1885-1888)
Bonnie Doon (1887-1895)
Lady Margaret (1888-1898, Lord Tredegar from 1895)
Lady Gwendoline (1889-1890)
Lorna Doone (1891-1895)
Scotia (1893-1895)
Lady Margaret (1895)
Brodick Castle - operated on charter for second half of the 1894 season

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