Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Largs Pier

Clyde Marine's THE SECOND SNARK - called so as when she was new, and built by and for the famous Denny shipyard at Dumbarton some 70 years ago, she replaced and earlier vessel named SNARK - has been based at Largs for several days. Unusually, she was seen this afternoon on the inner side of the pier, where she is only able to berth at high water. During the coming winter months, Largs Pier is due to be rebuilt, as the existing stone structure is now in a very poor state of repair. The new pier will allow LOCH SHIRA, seen heading across to Cumbrae, to lie there overnight instead of using Fairlie Quay as she has to do at the moment.