The Tall Ship at Riverside

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The Tall Ship at Riverside
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Sitting directly outside the Riverside Museum, although quite separate and with an entrance charge, the Tall Ship is a three-masted, steel-hulled barque built by a shipyard at Port Glasgow and launched in 1896. Named the Glenlee, she started her seagoing career as a cargo vessel, sailed round the world four times in the course of her work, served as a training ship for the Spanish navy from 1922 to 1969, changed name on several occasions, then was eventually berthed in Seville and allowed to fade away. Fortunately a naval architect spotted her potential and the Clyde Maritime Trust brought her home more than 20 years ago. Now, fully restored, the Glenlee is a historically important museum ship and one of only five Clyde-built sailing ships still afloat. Her story would justify a visit on its own – the chance to look around this large, handsome vessel is icing on the cake.

By: Keith Davidson

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Venue name: The Tall Ship at Riverside
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Address: 150 Pointhouse Place
Glasgow
G3 8RS
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