11th November 1963 Caledonia


On Monday 11th November 1963 Caledonia came close to being blown ashore on the rocks off Millport.

After spending the previous night stormbound, as the weather moderated on the Monday morning, she left the pier at Millport but somehow in the doing of it managed to damage her port paddle wheel which disabled the ship in the trickiest of positions close to the shore right off the Eilean Islands in Millport Bay. Fortunately Glen Sannox was in the vicinity and quickly came to her rescue taking her in tow and saving the day.

Glen Sannox.

Her passengers were taken off by the Leven. The tow was transferred to Clyde tugs, which had been summoned for assistance, and Caledonia was taken to Lamont's Shipyard at Port Glasgow for repairs.

John Megoran
John Megoran