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Clyde View

The Caribbean Princess was back at Greenock today. I went down to Craigendoran Pier tonight to get a photo but she had sailed at 6pm. If only I’d checked!.

However there were lots of sailing boats out on the river.

(As with all photos on the BLFP, click to enlarge)


This shot shows two of the small craft not far from the upturned Greek cargo ship CAPTAYANNIS which capsized during a storm in January 1974 and has remained there ever since.


Greek cargo ship CAPTAYANNIS aka the Sugar Boat

I can remember clearly watching the CAPTAYANNIS capsize from the vantage point of my English class at Hermitage Academy.

I wrote about it here


4 Responses

  1. The local joke – at least I think it is a joke – is that it has survived so long because the navy uses it as target practice. It has now got protected thingummy due to the accumulation of assorted shellfish and the like over the years.

    But, more seriously: WHIT ABOOT THE PRESTON NUTTER?

  2. I love your pictures. You don’t realise how lucky you are to have hills all around you as well as the sea! How I miss those.

  3. Thanks for the link to the story about your memory of that capsizing.

    One question: does Miss McKerracher know how you have made use of her English lessons on the World Wide Web?

    • She is a regular customer in my shop! One of the best teachers I ever had and a very nice lady. I’m sure she knows about the blog.

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