Thursday, 30 October 2008


Seen on Thursday afternoon at Oban, the Northern Lighthouse Board's navaids tender PHAROS was caught sailing from the Lighthouse Pier in lovely sunshine. After leaving Oban Bay, she turned south into the Firth of Lorne. Together with her Trinity House sister ship GALATEA, she was built by the Remontowa Shipyard in Poland, and has been a regular visitor to the Clyde both to the Garvel dock at Greenock, and on routine inspections of the lighthouses and buoyage with the Clyde estuary.


Anonymous said...

Very nice indeed !!

Anonymous said...

Superb John, and long may this good light continue ;-)

Denis Bell said...

Hi Clydesighter, fantastic blog, well done and v professional. Thanks for all the history of the vessels you show..adds greatly to the interest. I work in Greenock and come up and down river every week day, thankfully you see considerably more than I do, especially now it's short days again....!

Keep up the good work, best regards, Denis.