Tall Ship reels in the crowds

26 Oct 2011

The new location at the Riverside Museum is proving a huge success for Glasgow's Tall Ship, with a record 50,000 visitors in the 4 months since the move.

Since its re-opening in June, the number of visitors to the Glenlee has already surpassed all previous annual figures and the attraction is well on track to exceed the projected 70,000 visitors for the year.

Frank Brown, Director of the Clyde Maritime Trust, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have received 50,000 visitors so soon after opening at our new location."

The historic vessel operated as an attraction for 12 years at Yorkhill Quay, where she was visited by more than half a million people during that time.

She was treated to a £1.5 million makeover, before being transported along the river to the new berth at the Pointhouse Quay.

The Clyde-built three masted barque first took to the water as a bulk cargo carrier in 1896.

She circumnavigated the globe four times and survived passing through the fearsome storms of Cape Horn 15 times before being bought by the Spanish navy in 1922.

The ship was operational until 1981, when she was laid up in Seville harbour until eventually bought by the Clyde Maritime Trust in 1992, when she was returned to the River Clyde.

Source: Evening Times - Tall Ship reels in the crowds.

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