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Govan Ferry

Glasgow City Archives, Clyde Navigation Trust

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Govan Ferry

The Govan Vehicular Ferry on the River Clyde, March 1882. A & J Inglis' shipyard and the ferry slipway at Pointhouse at the mouth of the River Kelvin are in the background.

From 1857, a chain-hauled vehicular ferry for horses, carts and carriages operated between Water Row in Govan and Pointhouse in Partick. A new double-chain vehicular ferry was introduced in 1875, and continued in operation until it was replaced by a steam vessel with an elevating deck (and the vehicular ferry dock was altered) in 1912.

Reference: T-CN 19/004/014

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Archives

Keywords:
A & J Inglis, chain ferries, ferry slipways, Govan Ferry, Govan Vehicular Ferry, inns, Pointhouse Inn, River Clyde, River Kelvin, shipbuilders, shipyards



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