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Whiteinch Horse Ferry

The Whiteinch Vehicular Ferry (also known as the Whiteinch Horse Ferry) transporting cars and drivers across the Clyde, 1955.

The first ferry service between Whiteinch and Linthouse provided by a rowing boat, which was replaced by a steam ferry in 1891. The high-level vehicular ferry was introduced in 1905, and was the second such vessel to work on a Clyde crossing (the first had been introduced on the Finnieston crossing in 1890). By 1955, the ferry sailed from 6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, and from 6.30 am to 4.00 pm on Saturdays. Both the vehicular and the passenger ferry services on this crossing were withdrawn in 1963 when the Clyde Tunnel opened.

In 1955 Partick Camera Club set out to create a photographic survey of Glasgow. As the project progressed, other camera clubs joined and each was allocated a district of the city to photograph. Glasgow Museums exhibited the photographs at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and at the People's Place, and in 1956 the exhibition was shown at the Palace of Art in Bellahouston Park. The photographs are now part of Glasgow Museums' collections.

Reference: 1005.97.324 / OG.1955.121.[259]

Reproduced with the permission of the Partick Camera Club

Glasgow Photographic Survey 1955, motor cars, River Clyde, vehicular ferries, Whiteinch Horse Ferry, Whiteinch Vehicular Ferry

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