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Puffer in Clyde Bank WW2

Puffer in Clyde Bank WW2

Ross and Marshalls SKYLIGHT a 66 foot Puffer completed at Greenock in 1936 - eventually being converted to diesel and renamed SITKA shown victualing ships that are being assembled for convoy in the Clyde Basin at the mouth of Holy Loch during WW2. Amongst the many ships is the Cunarder Aquitania. I

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Superb, Beaches. Wonderful evocation of what it was like. Ross and Marshall's puffers visited Tiree from time to time, usually sub-contracted or chartered by J & J Hay. I have a large and lovely photograph on my wall of R and M's 'Polarlight' on the shore at Balinoe, Tiree, with a cavalcade of carts and horses waiting their turn. I love your ghostly 'Aquitania'. Donald
 

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So do I, Griffon. Perhaps Beaches will do us a 'puffer on the shore' painting...and then we'll not be able to leave this site at all! What is it about puffers? Donald
 

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The control over colour in this painting is wonderful. Its always a treat to see your work but this one is special.

All the best

Bill
 

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The Puffer has an aura - the Islands and Highlands as a backdrop, the sandy shores to pull up onto, the harbour walls with their stone work and seaweeds to lean against. The crews and the people who took their carts for their cargo, this is all part and parcel of this atmospheric little boat. What more could a painter wish for, - his sketch book and paintbox!
Kindest regards to you all for you kind comments.
beaches

Comment to Donald, sit tight in your chair!
 

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The more i look at this peice of art the more i like it. It is quality!
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Hi Beaches:

I was showing a friend, a fellow artist, the maritime art section of the SN site today and when we came to your work and this one in particular he couldn't contain himself. Of course, he's a Scot (from Dundee, no less) which added to the fascination. In current vernacular, he was blown away and asked if you had a website or address where he could get information on the availability of your work.

Don
 

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