NS3882 : Maid of the Loch

taken 39 years ago, near to Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

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Maid of the Loch
Maid of the Loch
This paddle steamer was built by A & J Inglis of Pointhouse, Glasgow and re-assembled on the slipway at Balloch to be lowered into Loch Lomond in 1953. This was the penultimate paddle steamer to be built for the UK market (the ultimate was the little known Cleddau Queen of 1956). The Maid of the Loch was withdrawn in 1981 (I missed sailing on it by one year as I first saw it in 1982). In 1983 it was still in reasonable condition and we blagged our way on board to explore the machinery spaces in limited light. In 2019 the engine turned again under steam but using a shore-based boiler following the rejection of a major lottery bid to get her sailing again. However that still remains the aim in the not too distant future
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Date Taken
Thursday, 21 July, 1983   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 8 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Lake (from Tags)
Loch Lomond 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3850 8256 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.5213N 4:35.5135W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3855 8249
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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