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Scotia and Caledonia


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Scotia and Caledonia tells the extraordinary tale of two 19th century Clyde paddlers, Scotia (1845) and Caledonia (1856), that crossed the Atlantic to serve as blockade-runners in the American Civil War and later enjoyed peacetime careers on the eastern seaboard of North America. Fraser MacHaffie’s immaculately researched narrative not only illuminates a long-neglected period of Clyde steamer history but also explains the social and economic conditions that made blockade-running such a profitable and risky business.