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Author Name:    McDONALD, Dan

Title:   Clyde Puffer. First Thomas & Lochar Printing

Publisher:    Thomas & Lochar, Nairn, 1994, ISBN:1858770041 

Seller ID:   116176

McDONALD, Dan. The Clyde Puffer. (Nairn) : Thomas & Lochar, (1994). First Printing thus. Pp (4),[5]-48. With 53 b&w photos, a drawing and a map in thetext. Double Column. 8vo (171 x 250 mm), illustrated white paper-covered b oards, with black letering to spine. “Basically, the Clyde puffer was a sturdy steam coaster 66 feet long, which could carry 100 tons of cargo and deliver it with her own gear wherever there was enough water to float her. Where there was not enough water she could beach herself, unload her cargo andsail away on the next tide. The early vessels of the type had non-condensi ng engines, the exhaust being turned into the funnel, and the resulting sound caused them to be termed 'puffers'. And 'puffers' their successors remained.” - from the Introduction (p. 5). Introduction A Voyage in the Glencloy: A Personal Reminiscence The Development of the Puffer.[ a table on p.48] . Name on inside front cover, else very good. 20.00


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