TheGlasgowStory 

Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Lion and Unicorn Staircase
Lion and Unicorn Staircase

Glass panel by George Walton
Glass panel by George Walton

Robert Campbell

Mitchell Library, The Bailie

*Open in New Window
Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell (1829-1888) was a well-known steamboat captain on the River Clyde.

A native of Inchinnan, Bob Campbell was master of a tug while still in his teens. He progressed to being captain for many years of the river steamer Vivid on the route from Glasgow to Kilmun, where he established a reputation for high standards in safety and in courtesy towards passengers. He became a shipowner when he purchased the Benmore, a paddle-steamer which he ran on the same route. His popularity with the travelling public helped him survive business difficulties in later life.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.04 BAI

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
Benmore, paddle-steamers, River Clyde, shipowners, steamboat captains, steamboats, tug masters, Vivid



Quick Search


Photo Album

You have 0 images in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

username:
password:
Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options