Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

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Cloch Lighthouse on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland


Contributed by Jim Montgomery, Gourock.


    I bought this undated photograph today in the town.

It shows Cloch Lighthouse (near Gourock, Firth of Clyde) ... the lighthouse is now unmanned and is fully automated, although the building was sold and is now someone’s home.

    The image shows the Firth of Clyde as it broadens out at Gourock, with the snow-topped hills of Argyll in the background and one of the red-hulled Western Ferries having left McInroy’s Point, Gourock and making her way towards Hunters Quay on the Argyll side of the Clyde.

   It may be of interest that Hunters Quay is at the Holy Loch, where, for many years, the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarines had their base and their depot ships PROTEUS, HUNLEY and SIMON LAKE.