The Carrick/City of Adelaide

Moderators: John, Sharon, Fossil, Lucky Poet, crusty_bint, Jazza, dazza

Postby Mori » Tue May 29, 2007 11:19 pm

Herald

Door is left open for last-minute attempts to restore Carrick

The historic clipper the Carrick has been given a stay of execution and could yet be saved if a viable restoration package is proposed.

Power to break up the vessel has been granted and a series of meetings is planned to ensure it is done properly, with homes found for specific parts of the ship.

However, officials from the Scottish Maritime Museum and Historic Scotland met other interested parties yesterday and the door was left open for any viable restoration attempt involving the Carrick

Jessica Beverly of the Cutty Sark Trust, set up to save and maintain the Grade 1 listed attraction in south-east London which was badly damaged by fire last week, said she hoped the Carrick could still be saved. The Carrick, like the Cutty Sark, combines a cast iron frame with a wooden hull.

"The Carrick is definitely worth saving," she said. "The response we have had in relation to the Cutty Sark shows there is overwhelming enthusiasm for keeping our maritime heritage."
User avatar
Mori
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 3434
Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 1:05 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby Graham » Tue May 29, 2007 11:49 pm

Just think....3% of the overspend of the parliament building would save the Carrick :roll:
I was banned for being homophobic.
Graham
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 678
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:32 am
Location: On the Strathclyde Police Most Unwanted list

Postby Peekay » Wed May 30, 2007 10:32 am

Graham wrote:Just think....3% of the overspend of the parliament building would save the Carrick :roll:


OT, but interesting wee fact. The Romans built the colluseum with only manpower, including quarrying the stone, quicker than we built the parliment with all our modern machines.

Just shows you eh!

PK
User avatar
Peekay
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1021
Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 12:55 pm

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 30, 2007 10:34 am

They had slaves tho... and an Imperial Warrant...
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
crusty_bint
-
-
 
Posts: 4425
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:52 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby red_kola » Wed May 30, 2007 10:36 am

Peekay wrote:OT, but interesting wee fact. The Romans built the colluseum with only manpower, including quarrying the stone, quicker than we built the parliment with all our modern machines.

Just shows you eh!

Yes, Slavery is obviously the solution. Where do I sign up?
User avatar
red_kola
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1350
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:05 am

Postby Graham » Wed May 30, 2007 11:45 am

crusty_bint wrote:They had slaves tho...


We still have those ::):
I was banned for being homophobic.
Graham
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 678
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:32 am
Location: On the Strathclyde Police Most Unwanted list

Postby cheesemonster » Wed May 30, 2007 12:03 pm

been there, done that!
"It's hard to believe people think a real cow dying on film doesn't look like a real cow dying on film"

http://flickr.com/photos/dreamlogic
User avatar
cheesemonster
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 996
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2004 10:58 pm
Location: Eastend of Glasgow

Postby Peekay » Wed May 30, 2007 12:46 pm

cheesemonster wrote:been there, done that!


Still couldn't afford the T-shirt :D

PK
User avatar
Peekay
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1021
Joined: Sun May 14, 2006 12:55 pm

Postby Cyclo2000 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:07 am

I see now that the puffer used in the recent series of "The Vital Spark" is in danger of being broken up too.
Jings! We are a maritime nation FFS and this is the last of the Clyde puffers! What's going on here? I thought these projects (the Carrick, the Spark) were what the tax on the poor (oops, meant to write Lottery) was for?
Alter Aterius Auxilio Veget
User avatar
Cyclo2000
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 297
Joined: Thu May 20, 2004 1:06 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby glasgowken » Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:51 am

There should be a realisation as to what is important to people when it comes to museums. As was said before the country seems to have little trouble in forking out millions on modern paintings and "art" if it wants them.
GK
User avatar
glasgowken
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 4477
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:59 am
Location: Glasgow

Postby McShad » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:10 pm

User avatar
McShad
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1813
Joined: Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:53 pm
Location: Ibrox, Glasgow

Postby Flash_Andy » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:39 pm

I hope the wearsiders get the ship, take it home to the place it was built. The londoners can send us the Cutty Sark as compensation.
User avatar
Flash_Andy
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 260
Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:18 pm
Location: South_Side

Postby The_Clincher » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:35 pm

If it can be saved i'm all for it! :o
User avatar
The_Clincher
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 521
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:18 pm
Location: Planet Rock

Postby glasgowken » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:45 pm

I guess it shows what's imporatant to some folk when one of Damien Hirst’s crappy pieces has just sold for £9.6 million, and the Carrick struggles to raise a fraction of that :roll:
GK
User avatar
glasgowken
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 4477
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:59 am
Location: Glasgow

Postby Sharon » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:48 pm

Completely different thing - its not about importance, art of that kind is typically bought as investment and will continue to grow in value. Old ships dont really do that - sadly :(
Beware of yawning dogs.
User avatar
Sharon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7492
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:30 am
Location: Galloway

PreviousNext

Return to Hidden Glasgow Projects

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests