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.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
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