Tuesday, 3 February 2009

LOCH FYNE

A year after her last visit to the Clyde, CalMac's LOCH FYNE arrived back today for her annual overhaul at the Garvel Drydock. After discharging crew cars at Largs, she made her way upriver and is seen here entering the James Watt Dock where she will wait for a few days before being drydocked. The tower on the left is survivor from the past, and was originally just one of a number of signal masts on the river used to control shipping movements. They were similar in operation and appearance to railway semaphore signals, but the increasing use of VHF radio led to their demise several years ago.

1 comments:

John said...

Like this shot, didn't manage to get along ;-(