Tales of the Riverman 57

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During 1795 the Albert Bridge was washed away by a flood and two Gaberts moored at the Broomielaw, one of which was loaded with coals, were sunk by the ice. Later that year, 18th November to be exact, the River Clyde rose to a greater height than the oldest inhabitant in the city could remember.

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Tales of the Riverman 56

Tales of the Riverman 56

Glasgow Humane Society Officers were always good scullers; they had to be as often someone’s life depended on that ability.
Occasionally an Officer would enter a race especially 150 years ago when there was professional sculling, in fixed seat boats, with cash prizes. Officer George Geddes beat the Champion of Scotland in a race for £200 on Kilbirnie Loch.

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Tales of the Riverman 55

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A student attending Glasgow University joined the University rowing club. Every time he passed our wharfage on his way home from rowing practice, he would stop and ask if there was any assistance I required. Nothing was too much trouble for him. We became very good friends.

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Tales of the Riverman 54

Tales of the Riverman 54

Christmas Day for the Humane Society family over the years has varied from normal family enjoyment, to mundane regular prevention work, to sad incidents on our Glasgow waterways. Around 1900 the Humane Society Officer would probably have been at Hogganfield Loch on Christmas Day measuring the thickness of the ice as requested by the Council

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Tales of the Riverman 53

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One gets to know the river, its movements, where items move under the surface and where they move when on the surface, you learn of the tides, winds and surface currents. I received call from a Police Inspector (known as “old mother Reilly” informing me that a man had been reported missing 20 miles east

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Different types of boat throw up different wash. Some shapes travelling very fast throw up very little wash, others a huge wash. Several people in a small craft can create a large wash whereas the same craft with only one person in it sometimes does not. By far the largest and most dangerous wash I have seen on the river is the one from a fast-moving tug

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