Friday photo - Roman

2:58 PM

In the spirit of the many Christmas dinners and roast potatoes that will be being had right now, I though I'd share this picture of the Roman unloading potatoes.

It was built in 1904 by J & J Hay, boatbuilders based in Kirkintilloch.  As well as building boats the company also operated a lighterage business, that is the the conveyance or loading and unloading of cargo by means of a lighter or puffer.  This boat was used by them until 1935 when it was bought by the Arran Shipping Co.  Details about the boat specs available as ever from the Clydebuilt database here.

The records of J & J Hay are held by East Dunbartonshire (more information about the collection here).

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