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Kelvinhaugh Ferry, which wasnít withdrawn until 1980,  nosing into the north slip on the outer arm of Yorkhill Quay. Thereís a wonderful aerial photo on VM of the ferry approaching the slip, dwarfed by a huge liner (Clan Line?) berthed in the east basin. The ship lying at the quay this time is the MV Staffordshire, a 41,000 ton Liberian-registered bulk carrier belonging to the Bibby Line of Liverpool.



Unlike the Finnieston Ferry which shuttled back and forth straight across the river a bit upsteam from the line of the Harbour Tunnel, about 140 yards,  the Kelvinhaugh Ferry took a comparatively adventurous course, half as long again, diagonally over to the foot of Highland Lane in Govan. At one time it too went straight across, but the expansion of the Graving Docks in the 1880s required the south slip to relocate. The cranes in the distance are those of the Fairfield (or UCS, or Kvaerner) yard. A dozen years before the whole skyline would have bristled with cranes, but Harland & Wolff shut the doors of their Govan yard in 1962. August 1975

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Where the Govan Ferry came and went, at the foot of Water Row.  February 1974



The south rotunda of the Harbour Tunnel.  August 1975 (applies to the whole tunnel sequence).

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The south entrance. Note the legless ghost beckoning me down (I think) with two fingers.



The ghost. I give you my word, friends, that I havenít faked this - itís there on the negative. Never having printed it, I only noticed it after scanning.

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Inside the south rotunda.



Looking back up to the south rotunda.

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Into the belly of the beast.


Approaching the North Rotunda.

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Tunnel-masterís office in the north rotunda.



North rotunda.  June 1975




The Finnieston Crane.  June 1975

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Two big ships at General Terminus Quay, as you-know-who paddles homeward on a golden September (1976) evening. The further ship is our old friend the Victore, while the nearer is the MV Ems Ore, about which Google came up trumps. Mutiny!

The Ems Ore was one of 8 [20,000 ton] sister-ships built in 1959/60 specifically for a long-term charter arrangement with Navios Corp. of the Bahamas (a U.S. Steel owned subsidiary) to be used in the iron ore trade between Venezuela and Europe for U.S. Steel interests.  Of the 8 ships built, 4 were owned by the German company Transatlantic Bulk Carriers and registered out of the port of Monrovia, Liberia. These were the Ems Ore, Rhine Ore, Ruhr Ore and Weser Ore.  The other 4 were owned by Polaris Shipping Co., an American company.  These 4 were named the Clyde Ore, Tees Ore, Thames Ore and Tyne Ore.

Of note early in the history of the Ems Ore, on October 1st, 1966 while sailing off the English coast, 3 drunken sailors attempted a mutiny and tried to destroy the ship with an axe and hammers. They were subdued and arrested.

The Ems Ore, with her sister-ships Rhine Ore and Ruhr Ore were acquired by Hall Corporation Shipping Ltd., Montreal, QC in 1976 to carry Labrador ore from Gulf of St. Lawrence ports to the steel mills in Hamilton, ON.
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Anderston Quay. May 1987

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Clyde St from the Suspension Bridge.  November 1973



Clyde St from Carlton Place.  September 1973.  St Andrewís has now had its face washed, and has gained some elbow room, some trees and some new neighbours. I donít think any of the other buildings in this shot are still there. The towering bulk top left was St Enoch Hotel / Station.

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The Carrickís mishap, which occurred on the evening of January 11th 1978.





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Clyde St west of the railway bridge, from Adelphi St.  July 1973.  The tenement block, which once contained Clyde St Post Office,  is gone.



Clyde St east of the railway bridge, from Adelphi St. January 1974.  Mostly as was. The large block, which was originally a police station and barracks, is now a Salvation Army hostel, with an extension replacing the low block on the left.



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