Monday, 21 July 2008


Seen entering the River Irvine this afternoon, the preserved puffer SPARTAN was returning to the Scottish Maritime Museum from her weekend sojourn at the Glasgow River Festival. However, as the lower picture reveals, she was actually under tow, and power was today being provided by Taylor and Taylor's tug RED COUNTESS.

The pair are seen again moments later as they passed through the bridge crossing the River Irvine to the now defunct 'Big Idea' science centre. RED COUNTESS was used during the Glasgow River Festival to assist WAVERLEY to turn in the confines of the river channel at Glasgow, as NORNA was preventing her from using the Princes Dock entrance as usual. The tug later returned to her usual berth at Troon.


Anonymous said...

Great images, even if under tow ;-)