This is the Spartan one of the vessels at the museum. What is intriguing is she is named in the picture as "Golden Star". I wonder if this was something to do with a film or T.V. programme. No doubt someone out there will know.....
As it was some time back, 1993 aprox. I cannot remember, she was sitting at the berth across from "the ship" pub.in Irvine.
The coal puffers that I remember were all ending in Light e.g. Starlight etc.
Still looking good, november 2008, she was slipped last year and had a lot of work done and a good paint job, saw her looking worse in her working days, its a shame they aren't looking after the tug Garnock as well ,she is looking very abandoned.