This evening, I have selected the Glasgow landmark Finnieston Crane as my blog theme.

This now Category ‘A’ listed magnificent pice of engineering dates from 1932 when it was constructed by Cowans Sheldon & Company of Carlisle, England at cost about GBP52,000.

During Glasgow’s heyday as major ship builder the crane was used to lift heavy items into new build ships and also items such as locomotives onto ships for export.

The crane is of the cantilever category and extends to 195 feet in height.

The name Finnieston is a misnomer as the crane is actually sited on Stobcross Quay.

The crane is now rarely used for lifting but forms an integral part of the Glasgow skyline.


Elsewhere today:

  • I have busy with tour related work. Helping guests from the U.S. find sheepdog trials to watch and also fish and clay shoot.
  • Posted information on Macvean family history to my separate GlasgowAncestry blog.
  • Glasgow weather mild and overcast with just a hint of rain.
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