Glasgow And Ships Of The Clyde

Docks and Harbours



Firth of Clyde,  ScotlandU.K. 

 22nd June 2019 @ 1535












Map of Custom House Quay, Clyde Street, Glasgow in 1964

   To reach Custom House Quay, which essentially was in the very centre of Glasgow City, small coastal vessels – such as Clyde Puffer lighters – needed to pass under a number of low road and railway bridges and a pedestrian suspension bridge and the vessels had hinged funnels (puffermen called them “lums” = Scottish word for “chimneys”) and also hinged masts which had to be lowered to pass below the bridges.

     The extremely observant reader may notice that in the first image, down at the bottom left, is the location of the Crarae Granite Company Limited.   There is a small wharf serving this business and it will be seen that there are two berths, numbers 1 and 3.

   Why have we mentioned this ?

Simply that if you go over (or under) the adjacent bridge, which is called “King George V Bridge” you would, at that time, have come to the “Bridge Wharf” which is berth number 5, and was the berth where eager citizens boarded the excursion steamers which took them on a stimulating and inexpensive day cruise to such exotic destinations as Dunoon, Rothesay, Tighnabruaich or Arran.




Map of Dunglass Dock and tanker berths at Esso Oil Depot, Dunglass, Bowling, River Clyde in 1964




Gourock  (Firth of Clyde)



Slipway at junction of Kempock Street car park and Station Road.  (June 2020)


Sea wall at Station Road, Gourock.

Underwater revetment and view of Argyll hills.

7 June 2020



Cardwell Bay, Gourock.

Now derelict, former Admiralty Jetty.

It is now used by small boat owners to store ropes, etc.

7 June 2020



Gourock Pier.

Caledonian MacBrayne Head Office

and vessels berthed.


7 June 2020



Govan Pontoon,  at Water Row, Govan, Glasgow



McInroy’s Point, Gourock

 Spare slipway at Western Ferries Terminal at Gourock (Firth of Clyde) on 7 June 2020



Paisley Harbour    Scotland, U.K. 

On the River “White Cart” which is a

Tributary of the River Clyde and joins

the Clyde on its south bank almost

opposite the town of Clydebank.


   This map is dated 1941.



Map of Glasgow’s Queen’s Dock,

Stobcross, Yorkhill, Plantation Quay,

Prince’s Dock and Govan Graving Docks


around 1960.

Port of Troon,  Firth of Clyde

 Images of Old Dock on 5 September 2017











Complimentary map issued by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey around 1985


   Images contributed by Charlie and Misty Fennelly of parts of a complimentary Facilities Map issued around 1985 by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, U.S.A.

   Charlie and Misty reside in New Jersey and Misty’s father was a Pilot on the St. Lawrence.