Friday photo - Premier

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Today's Friday photo is the paddlesteamer Premier.


Built by William Denny and Brothers in Dumbarton, in 1846, she was first owned by the Dumbarton Steamboat Company. She was bought by John Tizard of Weymouth, and then by Cosens and Company, and worked for them for over 70 years. Before her scrapping in 1938, she was said to be the oldest paddle steamer afloat anywhere in the world.

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