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Govan and the Clyde

Glasgow University Library Special Collections, James Hopkirk

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Govan and the Clyde

View of the River Clyde in 1827 looking west towards Govan.

James Hopkirk's drawing shows a fishing net being hauled across the river by a rowing boat, with a fisherman's hut on the riverbank. The spire of Govan Parish Church can be seen in the distance. The boats depicted are all of shallow draught - at this time, only ships drawing less than 12 feet could sail up the river to the city.

Reference: Glasgow University Library, MS Murray 636

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

Keywords:
boats, churches, fishermen, fishermen's huts, fishing, Govan Parish Church, River Clyde, sailing boats, spires



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