Historic ship could return to the Clyde

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Historic ship could return to the Clyde

Postby Nick » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:25 pm


Save Falls of Clyde International is battling to rescue the iconic vessel, which was built in Port Glasgow in 1878.

The last surviving four-masted iron hull sailing ship in the world is currently afloat in Honolulu harbour in Hawaii, but under threat of being scrapped.

http://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/news ... e/?ref=rss
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Re: Historic ship could return to the Clyde

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am

As a regeneration project that transforms into a maritime tourist attraction in a depressed area, the Scottish Government should fund the operation to hire the heavy lift vessel and bring her back to Port Glasgow.

The Scottish Maritime history is in need of a complete overhaul and perhaps some consolidation. For example a A Maritime History Trail could be built from Ayrshire to Aberdeenshire with web sight and promotion linking all the maritime attractions. Far better than the NC500 approach which is nothing short of lazy tourism promotion with very little tangible additional benefit.

The maritime history of Scotland is rich and interesting and sadly under exploited. We have space in many of the old docks still sitting around underused (or even just abandoned), we have an existing infrastructure which in some cases needs funds to maintain.

What time does the 24hour garage close?

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