The puffer 'Brenda' taking wool away
Photo: Catherine Lowdon © PPHA
The 'Brenda' was one of the puffers which ferried goods from the Clyde to and from the Inner Isles in the early years of the twentieth century. They were able to run aground on convenient beaches and discharge loads of coal and other heavy items while the tide turned; or they would stand off and goods would be ferried out to them in small boats. In the photo, (taken circa 1914), wool is about to be ferried out to the Brenda, as she stands off Tavool.