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Excursions to Ayr

An advertisement for day trips to Ayr on the paddle steamer Bonnie Doon, c 1880. She was built in 1876 by T B Seath & Co of Rutherglen and for the next five years she saw service on the Glasgow to Ayr route.

Bonnie Doon She was not a very reliable ship, and earned the nickname "Bonnie Breakdoon". Her owners, Steel, Robertson & Seath sold her to a Welsh company in 1881. She subsequently returned to Scotland to operate around Wemyss Bay before finally going south again to work in the Bristol Channel.

Reference: 331

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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Bonnie Breakdoon, Bonnie Doon, day trips, doon the watter, excursions, paddle steamers, ships, steam paddlers, steam ships, Steel, Robertson & Seath, T B Seath & Co



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