NS5168 : Clyde Link Ferry at Renfrew

near to Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Clyde Link Ferry at Renfrew
Clyde Link Ferry at Renfrew
A somewhat less substantial craft than the earlier ones that feature on Geograph - see Thomas Nugent's history and descriptions at LinkExternal link. Apparently there was a fight to retain the ferry at all - no ferry would have meant a long detour for those living on one side of the Clyde and working on the other - about 6km in either direction before the next crossing.
Renfrew Ferry
Renfrew is one of the oldest surviving ferry crossings in the UK and has seen three different vessel types in my lifetime.

1. The chainlink vessels that ran until the early 1980s NS5168 : Last day of the old Renfrew ferry.

2. The "landing craft" style in this photo, which could carry an emergency vehicle at a push and which were withdrawn from service two days after this photo was taken.

3. The present day replacement which can carry 12 passengers and no vehicles. I suppose it is better than nothing NS5168 : Silvers Marine - The new Renfrew Ferry as of April 2010..
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Wednesday, 2 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 May, 2012
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe  Communications  Docks, Harbours 
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Renfrewshire  Renfrew 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5107 6841 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.1441N 4:22.9601W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5106 6839
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