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Tall Ship Glenlee prepares for Greenock move

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This Wednesday will see a very special occasion – the Tall Ship Glenlee’s first time out of the River Clyde in more than a decade.

Two tugs will tow the sailing vessel from her current location at Yorkhill Quay to Garvel Clyde dry dock in Greenock. They’ll set off about noon, pass the Riverside Museum about 1pm and are expected to reach Greenock about 5pm.

The Tall Ship Glenlee at Yorkhill Quay. Image courtesy of Clyde Maritime Trust.

Glenlee is the only remaining Clyde-built sailing vessel afloat in the UK. From next year, she’ll be berthed alongside the Riverside Museum, while the Clyde Maritime Trust, owners of the historic sailing vessel, will have their offices inside the Zaha Hadid-designed building.

Glenlee’s move to dry dock is part of a £1.5 million refurbishment in preparation for her move to Pointhouse. While in dry dock, her hull will be cleaned, blasted and ultrasonically tested, and her rear deckhouse will be resized to be more in-keeping with the original design.

Rain or shine, it’s bound to be a spectacular occasion. Watch this space for photos of the move …

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Written by Colin Campbell

August 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm

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