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10th August 1962 Caledonia


On Fridays from 6th July to 24th August 1962 our Waverley was advertised in the steamer notices to run the “Up River Cruise to Glasgow Viewing the famous shipyards and docks of the Clyde”. Leaving Largs at 10.15am (with motor vessel connection from Millport at 9.25am), she was due at Glasgow at 1.50pm with return departure at 4.20pm for arrival back at Largs at 7.55pm

Clyde Day Cruises programme 1962.

However it was not always Waverley which took these sailings even though she was billed as the boat doing it. For example on Friday 10th August, with Waverley otherwise engaged on a private charter, it was Caledonia which took her place as she had also done on Friday 6th July. On this occasion on 10th August, Caledonia developed a problem with her steering on the return leg delaying her for almost an hour at Gourock.

John Megoran

John Megoran

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