|Ship Falls of Clyde
|Ships graceful as Falls of Clyde have lit up and awakened the hearts and spirits of people through the ages.
Even a layman can see the fine lines in Falls of Clyde’s hull – a grace and power in each riveted strake. What
fortunate people we are to have one of the most beautiful things on this planet to champion, a beautiful medium
The great author and recorder of the Sea, Joseph Conrad, was master of a ship much smaller but just as
graceful as Falls of Clyde, and best summed up his feelings about her and captured my love of Falls of Clyde
in a single line:
“It is good to be in a world in which she has her being”. Let’s all work to keep her in our world.
I am very honored to have been asked to join the endeavor, as a consultant, to return Falls of Clyde to the
river of her birth…the Clyde and restore her to sailing trim. She is worth all our efforts.
|Falls of Clyde
National Historic Landmark Study