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photographs show the puffers Arab,
Mellite, Cretan, Isa and Elizabeth in their natural
environment: the waters of the Forth & Clyde Canal, The River
Clyde, and the West Highlands.
For more information and
pictures on them and on hundreds of others of their ilk, please
click on the image or on the "PUFFERS" link in the Menu
Made famous by Neil Munro's "Vital Spark" and
her crew of skipper Para Handy, engineer Dan MacPhail, Dougie the
mate and deckhand Sunny Jim, the "puffer" has become a
legendary little ship in the folklore of Scotland's canals and
rugged West Coast.
Their real story is just as fascinating: from
their origins on Central Scotland's canal network,
their progression to sea, their journey to two wars, and their eventual return to
their spiritual home.
This website aims to document the
history of each of them.
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are Copyright Alasdair MacKenzie unless otherwise credited. No photograph may be
reproduced in any form without the express consent of the copyright
holder, either directly or via the person named
as having provided it from their
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