Friday photo - Isle of Skye

1:30 PM

Today's photo is of the Isle of Skye paddle steamer.

I liked the close up of the paddle wheel and the fact that you can see the detail of the people on board which makes a change from the usual remote image of a boat from afar.

The Isle of Skye was originally launched as the PS Madge Wildfire by S McKnight in Ayr in 1886.  She was renamed as the Isle of Skye in 1915 and would end her life in 1945 as PS Fair Maid.  Information about her career can be found here like the fact she served in both world wars and could carry 983 passengers as well as the usual details from Clydebuilt here.

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