puffers & vics



A & J Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow

Founded by brothers Anthony & John Inglis in 1848 as an engineering company, they acquired the shipbuilding yard of  Thomas B Sneath at Pointhouse in 1862. Pointhouse is located at the confluence of the rivers Kelvin and the Clyde adjacent to  Glasgow's new Riverside Museum. In 1884 Anthony Inglis died and his son John Inglis took over. Inglis probably only built one "puffer", the "Dunlop " of 1866.

Perhaps nowadays their most famous ship is the 1946 built the paddle steamer "Waverley", which in 2012 is the last sea-going paddle steamer anywhere on the world.