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When the Clyde was busy
Ships and Harbours
No: 14658   Contributor: John Aitken   Year: 1965   Manufacturer: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd, Newcastle, United Kingdom   Country: United Kingdom
When the Clyde was busy

Empress of Canada,waiting to be loaded with passengers,on the River Clyde,circa 1965
Picture added on 06 June 2010 at 08:19
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Yes indeed, the Empresses and the Cunard Saxonia quartet were regulars off greenock on that run.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 07 June 2010.
In the days before the Ocean Terminal when the local steamers were utilised as liberty boats to land the passengers. This still happens on the Forth in summer months where passengers come ashore at South Queensferry by local trip boats

Added by Dave Forbes on 20 December 2011.
Even this is to become a thing of the past. I believe a vast investment is being made at Leith to build a deep water cruise ship terminal out in the Firth near the locks.It's a Watch This Space scenario.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 20 December 2011.
Some of the smaller cruise ships that can get under the Forth Bridge go into Rosyth (a la , the il-fated Zebrugge Ferry)

Added by Dave Forbes on 20 December 2011.
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