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P.S. Fair Maid, ex - Isle of Skye, ex - Madge Wildfire (1886)
Built in 1886 by McKnight at Ayr for Captain Bob Campbell’s Holy Loch service
Dimensions : 190 ft x 20 ft
220 Gross Registered Tonnes
Simple diagonal engine 49 in x 60 in by Hutson and Corbett
Reengined by Rankin & Blackmore in 1891 : Compounded 27 and 49 in x 60
New engines worked one crank only
Reboilered in 1891 and 1903

Passed into CSP ownership for the 1889 season with the goodwill of Captain Bob Campbell's Kilmun trade
Primarily served Kilcreggan, Cove and Blairmore from Gourock
Sold to Mr A W Cameron of Dumbarton in 1911
Resold to Buchanan Steamers Ltd in 1913 and renamed Isle of Skye
Served as a tender and minesweeper in World War I based on the Pentland Firth
Resumed sailings from Glasgow in 1919
Sold in 1927 to the Grangemouth and Forth Towing Company and renamed Fair Maid
Undertook tendering work and cruises on the Firth of Forth
Returned to the Clyde when requisitioned by the Admiralty during World War II
Not refurbished and scrapped in December 1945 at Troon

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