Acquired by Glenlight in 1963 and their first vessel for
the Clyde and Western Isles trade that was too big for the
canals. She was a near-sister of "Dawnlight", "Glenfyne" and "Glencloy"
Foundered 10 miles NW of Ayr on 29th June
1973 after departure from Ayr Harbour with a cargo of
coal for Shieldhall Dock in Glasgow. Some sources refer to her
loss in mysterious circumstances, whilst it was also claimed
that her hatch covers had not been fitted prior to her sailing
and she took sea into her hold. Whatever the cause, six of her
seven crew tragically lost their lives.
An interesting footnote is that although intended to be and
was always known by her owners as "Glenshiel" she was, due to
a clerical error by the authorities, actually registered as
"Glen Shiel" This little technicality was overcome by
her name being ambiguously painted on her hull in block
Photographed at Troon in