Built for Ross &
Marshall, later to become part of the Glenlight fleet post-merger.
Usually referred to simply as "Dawnlight" when in fact
she was officially "Dawnlight 1"
She was built specifically to serve the outer isles and,
with the steady loss of the puffers" traditional cargo to
the state-subsidised car ferries, by 1988 she was surplus to
requirements and was sold to Bailey & Boynton of
Hull. She then moved on to the Lundy Company in
1990 to serve the island of the same name in the Bristol
Channel. A year later she changed hands again, this time to a
C A Clarke of Penzance before, in 1994, being sold to
Agnes Naviera in Honduras, who renamed her "Agnes".
According to Equasis she is still in service there as at 13th
photograph on the
Scottish Maritime Museum's flikr album taken circa 1970 shows
her with a deck crane, which is also visible in another SMM
photograph of her taken in
1976 at Ayr. It had however been removed before the photograph
below was talen at the Albert dock
Hull on 12/12/1987, presumably not too long before she was bought by Bailey