Friday photo - Meg Merrilies

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This week's Friday photograph is an unusual view of the P.S. Meg Merrilies, second of that name. 

This ship was built for the North British Steam Packet Company in 1883, by Barclay Curle & Company of Whiteinch. Unfortunately, she was considered too slow and returned to the builders after one season. She was sold to Captain Campbell of Kilmun, subsequently to the Caledonian Steam Packet Company, and finally to the Leopoldina Railway Company, for service in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro.

She left the Clyde in 1902, and the image seems to show her boarded up and ready for an Atlantic adventure.

There's another shot on flickr of her leaving Kilcreggan pier.

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