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Firth of Clyde, Scotland
Glasgow and Inveraray Steamboat Company
Established in 1877, the company ran one steamer to provide a daily service from Glasgow to Inveraray, to capture a share of the traffic to Oban and also to connect with tourists making a round trip via Loch Eck. The company owned two of the most well-known vessels on the Clyde, both named Lord of the Isles. The original "Lord" of 1877 and her successor of 1891 were well appointed ships, catering to the higher class of traveller in competition with the magnificent Columba owned by David McBrayne. The company went into liquidation in 1909 and its assets passed to the Lochgoil & Inveraray Steamboat Company.
Lord of the Isles (1877)
Lord of the Isles (1891)

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