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The Eilean Eisdeal and Clyde Puffer Photos

This part of my website is about my time skippering the Eilean Eisdeal in the UK Home Trade. I hope you enjoy the photos and my thanks to the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/610191115749889/ who gave me permission to reproduce some of the old photos in the gallery section. When I skippered the Eiliean Eisdeal she had been converted to a diesel engine, actually a Marinised truck engine the Scania DS11 so I cant really say I did the same job as the boys who crewed these vessels under steam but I did chug around the Western Isles and from Liverpool to Eire and as far North as Stornoway carried everything from seaweed to cheese, hay to coal and building materials to salmon for about six years in all weathers.
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For five years I was Master on the last Clyde Puffer to have a loadline Certifiate to carry cargo, she was called the Eilean Eisdeal .
My part in the History
Clyde Puffers

Welcome

The Eilean Eisdeal and Clyde Puffer Photos

This part of my website is about my time skippering the Eilean Eisdeal in the UK Home Trade. I hope you enjoy the photos and my thanks to the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/610191115749 889/ who gave me permission to reproduce some of the old photos in the gallery section. When I skippered the Eiliean Eisdeal she had been converted to a diesel engine, actually a Marinised truck engine the Scania DS11 so I cant really say I did the same job as the boys who crewed these vessels under steam but I did chug around the Western Isles and from Liverpool to Eire and as far North as Stornoway carried everything from seaweed to cheese, hay to coal and building materials to salmon for about six years in all weathers.
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For five years I was Master on the last Clyde Puffer to have a loadline Certifiate to carry cargo, she was called the Eilean Eisdeal .
My part in the History
Clyde Puffers