Friday, 3 September 2010


Occupying the Garvel Drydock since 18 August, the preserved barque GLENLEE was seen being caught on canvas by an artist as she completed her £1.75 million refit in preparation for her forthcoming move to her new home at the Riverside Museum. GLENLEE is owned by the Clyde Maritime Trust and last left her berth at Glasgow's Yorkhill Quay in 1999, when she was docked at the Garvel yard prior to taking part as a static display during the Tall Ships event in Greenock that year. GLENLEE was built at Port Glasgow in 1896 by Rodger & Co and after several years being fully employed as a cargo ship, was purchased by the Spanish Navy in 1922 for use as a training ship. Seventy years later, she returned home to the Clyde and has since been refurbished by the Trust.