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loch fyne

loch fyne

either loch fyne or st columba

    St Columba James.

    Brian Ward TT24
    Nov 01 2010 06:09 PM
    I can remember running down to the pier at school dinner time to see the Saint Columba.  She was the summer boat and then relieved in the winter by the Lochfyne until the SC was scrapped, then the Lochfyne took over all year. The smaller but similar Lochnevis used to relieve the Lochfyne.
    Nice photo James, have one similar taken by Flora McKay outside the Columba.  See the Waverley cannot leave the pier ahead and turn to round the point. She was a real looker, unlike the present day car ferries.

    Angus Grant
    Nov 01 2010 06:33 PM
    The Loch Fyne was scrapped at Faslane and amongst other pieces made of finest teak my old man bought the teak grate that the helmsman would have stood on. He used it as a small table in the living room and my brother still covets it to this day. If you look at her builders model in the Glasgow transport museum the helmsmans grate can be seen in minature.

    Brian Ward TT24
    Nov 01 2010 07:02 PM
    Talking of bits from boats..... I went on the King George V when in Cardiff dry dock and was allowed to have a nosey by the owners. I have the framed route map of her sail to Iona/Staffa, her engine scrap log book from 1959-63 and my prize possession,a piece of red paint from her funnel(foreward).  My wife tells me I need to get a grown up interest!