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Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Wilson Grimsby

In the background is Castle Hill Dunoon.

Departing the Clyde after discharging a her cargo at Shieldhall in Glasgow.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Canopus J




Canopus J leaving the Clyde with a load of empty containers.

click HERE for more pictures of her.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Forward Bridge





Forward Bridge heading for loch long to discharge her cargo of crude oil.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Coruisk



On her way from  Wemyss Bay to Rothesay.
For more pictures click HERE

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Queen Mary the last cruise










The last great cruise before she became a hotel at Long Beach ,she has been static now in Long Beach for longer than she sailed the seas.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Fairlie Castle

This old post card dates from 1906,not much has changed.

Fairlie castle is a tower dating back to the 15th century,it was built by the Fairlies who apparently descended from the Rosses of Tarbet.
The last Fairlie sold the tower to John Boyle of Kelburn in 1650.

Fairlie castle is situated in a glen which looks out to the Firth of Clyde,it is quite difficult to photograph as there is not much open ground.
The castle although roofless still looks to be well preserved,you can still see the roundels at all four corners.

Fairlie village is a pleasant little place,railway station,a small church and villas,it still has a busy boat repair company.The sea front is quiet as most people are heading for Largs a few miles up the road,well worth a visit.

Clansman






Having completed her winter refit for 2009 at Garvel drydock she headed for Gourock to collect her crew and their cars and sailed for Uig in Skye.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Margareta B




Heading for the container terminal at Greenock as darkness falls,the other ship is the dredger WD Meadway.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Univoyager and tug



Univoyager making her way down river from Lobnitz with a load of scrap .

The tug hitting a few large waves at it heads for home.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Spirit of Brazil


To view photographs of her click HERE

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Stephen of Linthouse shipbuilder

An advert from 1965,I wonder if someone can name the ship?

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Clydebank Crane


The famous Titan crane at Clydebank,seen fromErskine.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Clyde Twighlight from Millport


Taken from Millport on a cold winter evening,the sun has set leaving the sky a beautiful colour.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Vasiliy Shukshin


Vessel's Details:
Ship Type: Cargo
Year Built: 1995
Length x Breadth: 90m X 13m
DeadWeight: 2792 MT
Flag: Malta [MT]
IMO: 9057288, MMSI: 256179000

Vasily Makarovich Shukshin [25 July 1929 – 2 October 1974] was a notable Soviet/Russian actor, writer, screenwriter and movie director from the Altay region who specialized in rural themes. Upon his death, Shukshin was interred at Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Toward Lighthouse













Toward Lighthouse at Toward Point lies 6 miles south of the seaside town of Dunoon.
It was built by Robert Stevenson in 1812.

An exellent place for watching seals and the CalMac ferrys on their way to Rothesay.