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Report - Captayannis (the sugarship wreck in the river Clyde) 27th June 2012

pantomime horse

Nay Nay and thrice Nay
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The Captayannis (the sugar boat) is a wreck on a sandbank midway between Greenock and Helensburgh on the river Clyde.
In 1974 during a huge storm it slipped its moorings and collided with a tanker. The Captayannis was holed in the collision. To save blocking a main navigation channel the captain managed to get the engines going and rammed it up on a sandbank with the intension of making repairs and getting it refloated off. Unfortunately when the tide went out it capsised and stays there to this day.

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view towards greenock. note the cranes on the shoreline.

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toots is right in her element here.
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its pretty slippy to get onto
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what a view you get from it. but even when overcast there is a glare from the water
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toots hates me smoking so I had to go to the other end of the boat for a ciggy
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I'll be going back sometime at low tide and should be able to get some inside pics

more pics at http://s1087.photobucket.com/albums/j461/pantomime_horse1/captayannis 27th june 2012/
 
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