Photo Friday - Pibroch

10:00 AM

Finally a picture of the type of boat that Dan McDonald was famous for, a puffer. This one is the Pibroch built in 1923 by Scots and Sons, Bowling.


There were two Pibroch puffers but this is the first one and was according to this site built "for the Mackie Bros, of the White Horse Distillery of Lagavulin, Islay. She served them and their successors, Scottish Malt Distillers for 34 years and was a familiar sight on her weekly voyages to Islay. She was replaced by the motor vessel in 1957, was sold and renamed Texa. She later became Cumbrae Lass which name she retained until she was broken up in 1967."

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