Rutherglen's World Famous Shipyard: Tammy Seath's on the Clyde

Thursday 16 November | 14-15:00

Rutherglen Panel event / author reading Adults

Free (ticketed)

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Did you know Captain Flint's Houseboat from the BBC Film 'Swallows and Amazons' was actually built in Rutherglen? Originally called 'The Esperance' it can be seen today at The Windermere Steamboat Museum.

From 1856-1901 Thomas Bollen Seath ran a world famous Shipyard from Rutherglen Quay on The Clyde. He pioneered the idea of the Clutha Ferries to cross the Clyde and built the first six of them, and also created a series of larger Clyde Paddle Steamers such as 'The Bonnie Doon' and 'The Lucy Ashton' Seath's Shipyard built over 300 Ships with some craft sailing all around the world ending up Africa, Russia, China and Australia.

Find out more about fascinating tales of Adventure on the High Seas and the History of Shipbuilding in Rutherglen.

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Venue information

Rutherglen Library & Heritage Centre

163 Main Street

G73 2HB

Ground Floor Event

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