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Pioneer and Hebrides lye in James Watt Dock Glasgow in March 2004. The 1974 built Pioneer is mothballed at this time awaiting her uncertain future while the 2000 built Hebrides receives her annual overhaul.

Picture by John Crae

Calmacs newest vessel the 2003 built Coruisk passes the 1991 built Loch Fyne off McInroys Point on the Clyde. The picture portrays the advances from mid age 'Loch Class' to new.

Picture by John Crae


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The 1991 built Loch Dunvegan and the 1977 built Isle of Cumbrae at Rhubodach.

Picture by Robert Sinclair

The 1947 Waverley watches on as the 1974 Pioneer draws away from Rothesay pier one summers day on a regular service run to Wemyss Bay. The Waverly is the only remaining sea going paddle steamer left in the world.

Picture by Allan Comrie


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Passing each other in Loch Broom are the 1974 built Suilven and her modern replacement, the 1995 built Isle of Lewis. This picture was taken on the Suilven s last day in service heading back down to Ullapool from Stornoway.

Picture by CalMac

A rare snapshot into time in this picture. Berthed at Oban are the 1979 Lochmor, 1957 Glen Sannox and 1978 Claymore. The 'Galloping Glen' is on the Craignure ferry to Mull, the Claymore is loading for Barra and the western Isles and the Lochmor appears to be on a visit from Skye.

Picture by Allan Comrie


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The shape of things to come...? The 1974 Pioneer rests in JWD, Glasgow while the chartered Blue Funnel line catamaran AliCat takes a break off from the Gourock - Dunnon run.


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