A DESIRE has been widely
expressed for some permanent record of the rise and progress of the
passenger steamer on the Clyde. I have ventured to undertake the task on
the strength of an intimate and continuous association with the
enterprise from my earliest years, and of an active share in it since
1868. For records and data, I gratefully acknowledge my indebtedness to
the builders and engineers of the steamers, and to other gentlemen who
have had a personal connection with the traffic. In every case pains
have been taken to obtain authentic information.
Greenock, July, 1904.
The Clyde Passenger Steamer here