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PS Lady of the Isles (ex - Jupiter, ex - Lord of the Isles, 1877)
Built in 1877 by D and W Henderson
Engines : Single crank, 2 cylinder simple diagonal oscillating, 46 in x 66 in
Dimensions : 246 ft x 24.2 ft

Above : Lord of the Isles on the River Thames.  Photo by kind courtesy of the Tom Lee collection

A well appointed steamer built for the Glasgow and Inveraray Steamboat Company
Placed on the Inveraray run and in competition with MacBrayne's Ardrishaig vessel PS Iona
For deck saloon extended forward in time for her third season.
Reboilered in 1886
Sold after the 1890 season to owners who were part of the Victoria Steamboat Association
Despite her age her luxury was regarded as a revelation on the Thames
Telescopic funnels added and aft deck saloon extended to the full width of the hull
Renamed PS Jupiter when sold to Mr P W Black in 1897 and operated by Planet Steamers Ltd on the Kent coast run
Spent the 1900 season on the Sussex coast on charter to the Brighton, Worthing & South Coast company
Sold in 1902 to A Dawson Reid for service out of Glasgow as PS Lady of the Isles for the Isles Steamship Co Ltd
Out of action in 1904 and sold for scrapping in 1905

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