Note: The Stirling Perhaps the Earliest Steamer built on the East Coast of Scotland

By J. Colin Bain, published May 2000

Abstract

The steam-powered Stirling is confirmed as being the first vessel registered in 1814, and her career carrying passengers in the tidal waters of the Forth and thence to the Caledonian Canal is described. The accident which brought her to an end is detailed.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Merchant Marines | Shipbuilding & Design

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