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model of 'The Countess of Galloway'

Description:

A model of the paddle steamer 'Countess of Galloway'.  Owned by the Galloway Steam Navigation Company she operated between Wigtown, Garlieston, Kirkcudbright and Liverpool in the period 1847-79.

 

The 'Countess of Galloway' could carry 200 cattle and several hundred sheep.  She was broken up in 1880.

 

This is one of a number of local ship models made in the 1960s by Reg Collinson of Sorn, Ayrshire.

Place of Production:
Sorn, Ayrshire
Materials/Media:
painted balsa wood and cardboard
Dimensions:
L:260mm
Source:
Wigtown County Buildings
Accession number:
WIWMS 2000.3.2
Digital Number:
WITM001n
Creation Date:
1963
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council