Tug Boats on the Fergus

The Privateer Courtesy of www.wrecksite.aspx
Courtesy of www.wrecksite.aspx
Tugboat at Clarecastle Quay in the 1980s
Des Ryan

It would appear that the tugboats were used in towing the last of the old sailing ships up and down the Fergus to speed up the work of unloading and loading these ships at the Port of Clare. From Lloyd’s Register, we learn that the Privateer was a paddle steamer, 96 feet in length and 18 feet across. A number of photographs of the Privateer have been located and these show it to be a most handsome vessel

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