The paddle steamer 'Charlotte Dundas'. Mode
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The paddle steamer 'Charlotte Dundas'. Model. This famous early steamboat was engined by William Symington (1763-1831), the British pioneer of marine steam propulsion. Built of wood at Grangemouth, she was intended for use on the Forth and Clyde canal by Lord Dundas of Kerse, but vested interests prevented this, aserting that the wash would injure the sides of the canal.