Dalmadan Index

Dalmadan is the name of my publishing press.  This site will be used to present essays and show material from my collection of books, prints and photographs of the West of Scotland, and particularly the River and Firth of Clyde.  Subject matter will range from steamships to yachts and the different resorts and towns around the Clyde.  There will also be occasional entries about the Vale of Leven and the Loch Lomond area.

All of the images are from my personal collection of contemporary photographs and these are assumed to be in the public domain. If I have got this wrong and you hold copyright on any of these images please let me know. I will remove them immediately upon request.  Some of the images appear elsewhere and are credited to the “Graham Lappin Collection.”  It is appropriate to cite this Collection or Dalmadan as the source.

Most of the text used is original and I have attempted to credit sources where appropriate but I may have omitted some credits. In citing data on ships, I have used the Clydebuilt and Clydeships data bases and greatly appreciate the work that has gone into their creation, particularly the work of Stuart Cameron. Over the years I have had many conversations that have added greatly to my understanding of the material I write about. Conversations with John Newth and Ian Buxton have been particularly insightful. Please let me know if I have inadvertently used any copyrighted text or failed to properly credit any source.

One criticism I have had has been the lack of an index and so I will list here all the articles that have been published so far. The articles are not static, I do update them as I find new material in my collection. Some accounts cover specific time periods and later accounts will cover the next decades in the history.

Cove Pier                                                                       October 11, 2017

Glen Sannox of 1925                                                   September 16, 2017

Canadian Pacific Steamships on the Clyde               September 4, 2017

Yachts                                                                         August 24, 2017

Glasgow Docks                                                          August 5, 2017

Renfrew Ferry                                                              July 10, 2017

Rothesay Dock                                                             July 4, 2017

The latter years of Iona                                              June 13, 2017

MacBrayne’s Fusilier                                                  June 11, 2017

MacBrayne’s Grenadier                                               June 9 2017

The latter years of Columba                                       June 7 2017

Saint Columba                                                              May 27 2017

Southbank Grouping and Tartan Lums                  May 21 2017

Neil Snodgrass’ Cigar                                                      May 14 2017

Craigendoran Steamers between the Wars                April 27 2017

Turbine Steamers Ltd. 1919-1935                                 April 4 2017

Williamson-Buchanan Steamers                                  March 27 2017

Aerial Views of the Clyde                                               March 4 2017

Greenock Harbours                                                        February 28 2017

Cleaning the Clyde                                                          February 11 2017

Loch Awe                                                                          February 3 2017

Firth of Clyde Steam Packet Co., Ltd.                         January 15 2017

John Williamson’s Up-river Revival                           January 15 2017

Steamers on Loch Tay                                                    January 8 2017

A New Lord of the Isles—1891                                      December 28 2016

To Dark Lochgoil                                                             December 22 2016

Cruising on Scotland’s Lake                                            November 28 2016

Captain Williamson and the Turbine Syndicate        November 25 2016

Robert Salmon at the Broomielaw                                October 31 2016

Clyde Industrial Training-Ship Empress                     October 19 2016

Campbeltown Steamboat Company                              October 16 2016

The Steamers of John M‘Callum and Martin Orme   September 30 2016

Caledonian and Southwestern Advances                     August 28 2016

Marchioness of Graham                                                  July 4 2016

Up and Down Harbour Steamers                                  June 22 2016

Macbraynes on the Caledonian Canal                          June 10 2016

Culzean Castle                                                                     May 28 2016

Williamson’s Glasgow, Rothesay and Kyles of Bute Steamers

May 25 2016

Glasgow & Southwestern Railway Steamers                May 15 2016

Caledonian Steam Packet Co., Ltd.                                 May 7 2016

Early Clyde Steamers V                                                     April 29 2016

Marchioness of Lorne 1935                                              April 20 2016

Down the Water and Weekly Chit-Chat                        April 13 2016

Sunday Steamers at Dunoon                                            March 31 2016

Malwa—Messrs Caird & Co., 1908                                  March 11 2016

City of Paris—Messrs Barclay, Curle & Co. 1907         March 10 2016

The Sinking of the Comet                                                 March 6 2016

North British Steamers                                                     February 28 2016

Early Clyde Steamers IV                                                   February 14 2016

Sailing to Islay                                                                    February 13 2016

Macbrayne’s Second Mountaineer                                 February 6 2016

Queen Elizabeth                                                                 January 20 2016

Wemyss Bay                                                                        January 15 2016

Buchanan Steamers                                                          January 3 2016

Early Arran Steamers                                                       December 30 2015

Queen Mary—534                                                              December 26 2015

Campbell and Kilmun                                                       November 29 2015

Two Birds: Merlin and Plover                                         November 15 2015

Kronprinzessin Cecile                                                       October 23 2015

The Turkish Fleet                                                               October 23 2015

Kilmun—David Napier on the Severn…and Briefly on the Clyde

October 21 2015

Helensburgh Quay                                                             October 21 2015

To Rothesay                                                                         October 4 2015

Girvan to Ailsa Craig                                                          September 5 2015

Railway Connections and Racing                                    August 23 2015

Captain Alexander William Cameron                            August 8 2015

More Sunday Steamers                                                    August 3 2015

The Battle of Garelochhead                                             August 2 2015

The Sunday Steamer                                                         August 2 2015

William Sloan & Co., Ltd.                                                 July 25 2015

The Princess Alice Disaster                                              July 7 2015

Smaller Craft Around the Resorts                                  July 5 2015

William Findlay Johnstone                                              July 1 2015

Sailing Out of Oban with Pioneer and Mountaineer   June 10 2015

Linnet                                                                                    June 5 2015

Chevalier 1866                                                                     June 3 2015

Iona 1864                                                                             May 31 2015

The Royal Route                                                                 May 28 2015

Toward Castle Murder                                                      May 26 2015

Kingston Dock                                                                    May 23 2015

Early Clyde Steamboats III                                               May 14 2015

Early Clyde Steamboats II                                                April 27 2015

Early Clyde Steamboats I                                                 April 26 2015

Victoria on the Clyde—1847                                            April 19 2015

The Allan Line                                                                    April 6 2015

The Teetotal Steamer—Ivanhoe                                     April 5 2015

Killarney—Langlands Cruises                                         March 28 2015

The Loss of the Janet McNicol                                       March 22 2015

Lord of the Isles—1877                                                     March 15 2015

Millport                                                                                February 28 2015

Columba                                                                               February 27 2015

Clyde Steamers in World War 1                                       February 14 2015

Alliance                                                                                 February 9 2015

Excursions                                                                           January 20 2015

Motor Yachts on the Clyde                                               January 20 2015

Caledonia on the Holy Loch Run                                   January 6 2015

The Siege of Millport                                                        January 6 2015

One Man’s Vision of Dunoon—EdwardMcGeachie    December 28 2014

Paisley Steamers                                                                December 24 2014

Laing’s Dunoon—1868                                                     December 13 2014

Daniel Adamson                                                                December 11 2014

Dumbarton Steamboats                                                   December 9 2014

James Gallacher                                                                 December 8 2014

Old Gourock                                                                       November 28 2014

Collision on the Gareloch                                                 November 26 2014

Hornby at Gourock                                                           November 26 2014

Thomas Bollen Seath                                                        November 25 2014

Comte de Smet de Naeyer                                                November 20 2014

The Anchor Line                                                                 November 16 2014

Metagama: Liner and Cargo Steamer in Collision       November 11 2014

Fly Boats                                                                               November 10 2014

Clyde River and Firth                                                         October 27, 2014

 

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