The Steamboats – T-shirt



This design is inspired by:

The Steamboats

In the 1840’s drinking had become a common past time with over 2000 pubs in Glasgow city so the temperance movement managed to influence politics resulting in the Forbes-Mackenzie Act.

The act prohibited the sale of alcohol after 10pm and all day Sunday. However, the act did not include pleasure craft so allowed the sale of alcohol on to the bona fide traveller.

The steamboat proprietors began running Sunday sailings down the Clyde so they could sell booze all day!

Hence the term ‘steamboats’ or ‘steaming’ for all their drunk patrons.

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Product Description

The Steamboats

  • Printed on Bella + Canvas
  • Heather Black
  • Hand Screen Printed
  • 52% cotton 48% Polyester
  • Durable rib neckband
  • Unisex
  • Side seamed


Additional Information


Extra Large (Chest 46-49″), Extra Small (Chest 31-34″), Large (Chest 42-45″), Medium (Chest 38-41″), Small (Chest 34-37″)


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