1896 tall ship secures more essential funding

Posted by Chris Graham on 18th July 2023

Historic 1896 tall ship secures additional funding for essential restoration work to help secure its long-term future on the River Clyde.

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Tall ship: Built in 1896 on the Clyde, Glenlee carried cargo all around the world before ending up abandoned in Seville, from where she was rescued in 1992. She will have her cargo hold and fo’c’sle deck refurbished next year.

The tall ship Glenlee has been awarded £1.8 million in funding from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) through its Covid-19 Response Fund, keeping the icon of the River Clyde afloat and securing her future.

The funding grant comes as the 126-year-old vessel celebrates 30 years back in Glasgow, and will support essential inspections and repairs to the hull, decks and rigging of the ship over the next two years.

Initial work will be carried out this year within the cargo hold and around the foremast step, the poop deck and the bowsprit. The chartroom is being refreshed with support from other museums. 

This news item comes from the latest issue of Ships Monthly, and you can get a money-saving subscription to this magazine simply by clicking HERE

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