Thursday, 21 August 2008

AORA

Seen today lying at her 'home port' of Keppel Pier (not, incidentally the same Keppel Pier that was used by Clyde steamers in the past), was the University Marine Biological Station's survey and research vessel AORA. Behind the five-year old vessel can be seen two large sandstone buildings which form part of the Station. These house a small museum and aquarium which feature many local examples of marine life.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell me about how the present Keppel pier isn't the old steamer. I'd always just assumed they were the same.

Thanks, Neil King

The ClydeSighter . . . said...

Hi Neil,

The original Keppel Pier was a few yards to the south of this one. It had been taken over by the Marine Station after it closed, but was in need of major repairs. The new one was built as a cheaper option than effectively rebuilding the old one!