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The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:38 pm

Work starts tomorrow, Monday 10th January, on the Kelvin Harbour which is part of the infrastructure required for the Clye Maritime Trust's move from Yorkhill Quay to the new Riverside Nuseum.

A Westminster Dredging grab dredger will leave the Mersey on Monday morning and begin work in the Kelvin as soon as she arrives. It is the first time the Kelvin has been dredged since 1974. I think there will actually be two dredgers working together - but I can't find my notes of the exact information on that. The area at the confluence is being dredged to 3m below datum and the Glenlee berth to 8m. Once the dredging is completed Luddon Contruction will start building a slipway, fairly close to and on the same alignment as the slipway where Waverley was launched. A small pontoon harbour will be built adjacent to the slipway where Seaforce and the Sea Cadets wil be based along with Harbour Ferry No.8 and other historic boats belonging to the Trust. The new Govan Ferry will also operate from here as soon as the Museum opens in May.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Gerry Ward » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:42 pm

Thanks for the information Richard,hopefully get some pics.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by SCameron » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:36 pm

Richard

Do you know if any dredging of the river (Clyde) bed south of the new Glenlee berth is to be carried out?

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:26 am

Stewart (or is it Stuart?)
The only dredging being done by the CMT is as described - ie the Glenlee berth and Kelvin Harbour. The City Council will be doing a small capital dredge immediately in front of the new pontoon that they are planning on the opposite bank. Clydeport created a new catchment pit off Yorkhill Quay last year, but as far as I know that is all they intend to do in this area. I have attached a chart extract showing the dredge areas.

I presume you are referring to Waverley's needs. Andy O'Brien came to the last meeting of the River Users' Group in the City Chambers and explained his concerns about the need to take Waverley past the Museum site at a considerable speed, both to allow for the turn into the Science Centre and also to avoid the missiles from the housing estate on the south side (apologies to ardent south siders - but its a fact). This is one of the reasons why Clydeport have insisted that the Council's new pontoon is placed hard against the bank and not out in the river on piles - hence the need for dredging near the bank.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by SCameron » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:22 pm

Richard,

Thanks for that - could be 'interesting' especially if the side flow from the Kelvin changes after dredging - time will tell I suppose.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Deepol » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:03 am

A wee view of the general area I took in October last.
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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by dougie-coull » Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:14 am

Richard D wrote:Work starts tomorrow, Monday 10th January, on the Kelvin Harbour which is part of the infrastructure required for the Clye Maritime Trust's move from Yorkhill Quay to the new Riverside Nuseum.
Has the work started - haven't noticed any vessels on AIS?

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:15 am

Hmph. Westminster Dredging are quoting "bad weather" as the reason for delay. Not sure what weather they are referring to - more likely an extended hangover ?

Lantic Bay is due in first in a "day or so" to do the Kelvin, sub contracted from Wyre Marine, then W D Mersey will arrive in about 10 days to remove the kelvin spoil from a temporary dump and excavate the Glenlee berth. Luddons are now on site to start the slipway construction.

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Post by dougie-coull » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:20 am

Richard D wrote:Hmph. Westminster Dredging are quoting "bad weather" as the reason for delay.
Thanks for the update Richard, I'll keep an eye out.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by yorkieman » Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:15 pm

LANTIC BAY seen below at Fleetwood in 2003 is a fine old lady, built in 1958 as yard No.1 by the Brazen Island yard in Cornwall.
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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:56 pm

The Notice to Mariners now quotes Admiral Day as the dredger - maybe it's been subcontracted again ?
Admiral Day seems to have had its AIS switched off for over a year. Very strange.

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Post by dougie-coull » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:39 am

Richard D wrote:The Notice to Mariners now quotes Admiral Day as the dredger - maybe it's been subcontracted again ?
Admiral Day seems to have had its AIS switched off for over a year. Very strange.
WD Mersey passing Arran now.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by dougie-coull » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:36 pm

dougie-coull wrote:
Richard D wrote:The Notice to Mariners now quotes Admiral Day as the dredger - maybe it's been subcontracted again ?
Admiral Day seems to have had its AIS switched off for over a year. Very strange.
WD Mersey passing Arran now.
Update - she did show on MT AIS site, but it was a false report - sorry.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by dougie-coull » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:45 am

Just wondered if anyone had any updates on this work?

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:30 pm

CMT were told by the contractor that Admiral Day was leaving Fleetwood on Monday - but still no sign of it. Is ths normal behaviour by dredging companies?

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Post by dougie-coull » Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:39 pm

Tugster Ecosse wrote: She now has a red hull. So keep your eyes peeled 8-)
With the red hull - http://www.dougie-coull-photography.co. ... B5Cvp-A-LB :)

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:12 pm

Admiral Day arrived this morning and was tied up at Yorkhill Quay astern of Glenlee.
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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by davidships » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:44 pm

I think that, as ADMIRAL DAY is under 500gt, doesn't carry passengers, and is not on international voyages, she is not required to carry AIS - though can of course do so voluntarily. (The last signal I have noted was 7/4/2010 in Fleetwood Docks).

WD MERSEY still tucked up in the Manchester Ship Canal above Ince, and CRESTWAY working in the outer Mersey approach channel.
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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:27 am

I got an update today on the works. River Kelvin dredginng is now complete - despite delays caused by the large amount of junk involved. Loads of car tyres, and plenty of construction debris. Admiral Day is now well over half way through the Glenlee berth dredge, again the quantity of construction debris is slowing things down a bit. They have decided to press on using the grab dredger here because of the debris, W D Mersey is due to arrive by the end of the week to sook up the last bits of the Glenlee berth, and then pick up all the spoil from the temporary dump and take it all down to the dumping grounds off Cloch Point.
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Admiral Day working on the Glenlee berth
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Meanwhile work has begun on the slipway:
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I've also got some pictures of the inside of the museum, which will have to be in another post. This one took longer than expected and I've got to get up in the morning !!

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:19 pm

As mentioned last night, I was able to get a quick look around the new museum yesterday.
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The steel structure on the quay edge is the ticket booth for entry to the Glenlee
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That's a locomotive on the left under wraps. When open, the Glenlee will fill the view out of the big window
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The roof is remarkable as it has no supports to spoil the layout of the exhibits - but the project manager felt that it was more interesting before the decorative finish hid the steel work !

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:33 pm

The Clyde Maritime Trust will occupy the eastern end of the building. This is their workshop for restoration and maintenance of historic craft:
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The main doors to the workshop are big enough to enable Clyde Harbour Ferry No.8 to be brought inside:
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The Trust's offices look out to the riverside, so they will just be able to see Glenlee. This is a one way window so the punters cannot stare at the office staff !
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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Deepol » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:55 am

Organised chaos at the moment! Impressive.
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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by SCameron » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:10 pm

Thanks for the update Richard, two questions

1) Is the opening date fixed yet?

2) Are there any lecture theatres in the building?

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:59 pm

In answer to your questions, Stuart:
Museum opening date not yet fixed, and
Yes, there's a large education room that can be used for lectures. I'm not involved in any way with the museum, but have asked around to get this info.

By the way, W D Mersey is on her way, ETA Glasgow 2000 hrs today

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by SCameron » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:43 pm

Richard D wrote:In answer to your questions, Stuart:
Museum opening date not yet fixed, and
Yes, there's a large education room that can be used for lectures. I'm not involved in any way with the museum, but have asked around to get this info.

By the way, W D Mersey is on her way, ETA Glasgow 2000 hrs today

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Many thanks for youe efforts Richard

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by brickwall » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:09 pm

WD Mersey was working away last night.

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Deepol » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:20 pm

May seems to be the date according to last night's Evening Times with Clyde Maritime operating a new Govan Ferry from Water Row over to the Museum Landing Stage.
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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:53 pm

Press release issued today from Glasgow Life, which is the organisation that now runs Museums, Parks etc, for the City Council:

"Glasgow’s £74million new attraction, the Riverside Museum, will be opened by Glasgow City Council Leader Gordon Matheson in exactly three months time. The new home for Glasgow’s collection of transport and technology will open at 10am on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The Tall Ship Glenlee which will be berthed alongside the museum will also open to the public on the same day."

Full text is here: http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/news/page ... -June.aspx

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Re: The New Riverside Museum and Kelvin Harbour

Post by Richard D » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:18 pm

Looking down the new slipway now under construction beside the TRansport Museum:
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Driving piles to which the ferry landing pontoon will be attached:
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New bollard for the Glenlee. I wonder when one of these traditional style bollards was last installed on the Clyde ?
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Alert: Glenlee to move on Thursday

Post by Richard D » Wed May 04, 2011 3:35 pm

s.v. Glenlee will say "yes" to AV tomorrow when she moves downriver to her Alternative Venue ;) at the new Riverside Museum.

I've heard that tugs are due at Yorkhill for 0930, but those with their ear closer to the water may have more accurate timings.

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