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Boats at the Broomielaw

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Boats at the Broomielaw

Sailing boats tied up at the Broomielaw, probably in the early 20th century.

The vessel closest to the quay is a topsail schooner. The others are either coastal ketches or smacks. These types of boats were common on west coast routes until the 1920s.

Reference: 100.84.9

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
Broomielaw Quay, cranes, ketches, quays, rigging, River Clyde, sailing boats, smacks, topsail schooners



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