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Govan Ferry

The Govan passenger ferry, which operated between Pointhouse and Govan.

The first record of a ferry from Pointhouse to Govan is from 1734. The Clyde Navigation Trust became responsible for operating the service in 1857. The layout of the double-ended ferry was simple, with a small cab at each end for the ferry captain and shelters on either side for the passengers.

The passenger ferry was withdrawn from the Govan-Pointhouse crossing in 1966, two years after the opening of the second section of the Clyde Tunnel.

Reference: 81

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
Clyde Navigation Trust, Clyde Tunnel, ferries, Govan Ferry, River Clyde



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