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The Weekend Watson – Camilla

The sweet, varnished gaff cutter Camilla is one of a very special group of surviving yachts designed during the all too short lifetime of Glasgow naval architect and yacht designer, G.L. Watson (1851-1904). The business carrying his name continued – … Continue reading

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The Club Steamer – PS Duchess of Hamilton

During the 1890s and early 1900s heyday of the Clyde Fortnight regattas, the Caledonian Steam Packet Company’s elegant paddle steamer, Duchess of Hamilton – launched this day in history, 1890 by William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton – was a popular … Continue reading

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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

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