This website is a compilation of information and photographs from many different sources and it would not have been possible without the earlier efforts of many others who have meticulously preserved the history of these little ships. I have had a mountain of material to sift through and I would like now to acknowledge these sources. In no particular order:
George Robinson, Angus MacKinnon, Roy Cressey, Mike Ridgard, Derek Sands, Bill Harvey, Patrick Hill, Alan Jenner, Professor A. Graham Lappin, Chris Jones, Graeme Wallace, Ian Record, Bruce Allan, John MacDonald, Lenny Hartley, Allan T Condie, Michael Dyson, Crawford Alexander, Roy Masson, Peter Arendz, Jan Stolp, Phil Robinson, Sawyer & Mitchell's "The Empire Ships", Guthrie Hutton's "Puffers", Ian Whittaker, Andy Milner, Christine Simm, Angus Smith, Tricia Henton
The Caledonian Maritime Research Trust
The Caledonian Maritime Research Trust, and the now defunct Clydebuilt Database, in particular Stuart Cameron, David Asprey, Paul Strathdee, Jim Pottinger & many others
To the late Dan MacDonald, author of "The Clyde Puffer", and to the The Ballast Trust where his large collection of photographs are archived.
University of Glasgow Archives, Scottish Maritime Museum, The Puffer Preservation Trust
Falkirk Council Archives East Dumbartonshire Council Archives Lowestoft Maritime Museum
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland Argyll & Bute Libraries and Museums
And last but not least, to Keith McGinn and the late Len Paterson. Keith's autobiography "Last of the Puffermen" rekindled my interest in these little vessels and he has very kindly helped me with information for these pages. Len's book has also been a wonderful source of information and he too very kindly assisted with answers to my questions.