Although the 1856 "Thomas" is credited with being the first
puffer, the "Glasgow" has the distinction of being the
first lighter built from scratch to be steam powered,
rather than a conversion.
She was built for John Mather & John S. Campbell of
Glasgow and sold a year later to.an A. A. Laird. In 1881
she was bought by: J. & J. Hay.
who renamed her "Zeta"
Clydebuilt records that she was lost on 3rd November 1881
but I cannot find any record of this in Scottish waters.
However, as we know from the report on the sinking of the "Topaz", she did venture furth of the