Tag Archives: Greenock

Seawards The Great Ships

Maritime and offshore news website gCaptain recently got quite excited about some remarkable ship launching footage from Croatia. [Update December 10 2014: unfortunately the original HD footage of the heavy lift ship Jumbo Kinetic’s launching at Brodosplit Shipyards, Croatia was … Continue reading

Posted in Clydebuilt, film, Firth of Clyde, G.L. Watson, Glasgow, journalists, Martin Black, naval architect, object of desire, River Clyde, ship launch, shipyards, tank testing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coastal Rowing

When the citizens of Greenock took umbrage with their up-river neighbours in the 1670s, it is recorded that they rowed there to settle the argument. At that time, as it had been ever since man first ventured afloat, oar power … Continue reading

Posted in art, Clyde yachting, G.L. Watson, rowing, yacht clubs | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments