The old and the new. The Titan Crane is a reminder of days gone by, and the new flats are a pointer to the present and the future.
Another view down Ratho Street towards the Titan Crane in the James Watt Dock, showing the new flats that have been built in the dock
Looking down Ratho Street in Greenock towards the Titan Crane in the James Watt Dock
Looking East in the James Watt Dock
Tugs berthed at the James Watt Dock. The tug to the left is Svitzer Mallaig, and on the right is the Keverne
SD Tornado, operated by Serco Denholm on behalf of the RMAS, one of the torpedo retreivers based at the Great Harbour
The Cal Mac ferry Coruisk
The Sound Of Shuna, a Western Ferries vessel, based at Gourock
The Titan Crane in the dock, with the new flats in the foreground and the sugar warehouses at the eastern end of the James Watt Dock behind it
Another view east along the James Watt Dock. The Titan Crane has lost it's hook and lifting gear from the jib, and is mothballed and out of use.
Sound Of Shuna, SD Tornado, Coruisk and the Norma tied up on the Northern side of the dock. Some of these boats will be here to await attention at the Garvel Drydock Company's works
SD Tornado and Coruisk
The Keverne bethed at the James Watt Dock
Sound Of Shuna tied up at the northern end of the dock with the Isle Of Lewis in dry dock behind at the Garvel Dry Dock Company's works
Caledonian MacBrayne's ferry Coruisk, sitting in James Watt Dock
SD Tornado, sitting at the northern end of James Watt Dock
SFPA vessel Norma docked at the northern end of James Watt Dock
CalMac's ferry Coruisk
Looking west in the James Watt Dock. At one time there was a tidal gate here. The vessel signals are still in place at either side of the dock's entrance
The Ali Cat, docked at James Watt Dock and currently on the books of Cal Mac
Tugs of the SvitzerWijsmuller company at rest in James Watt Dock
The rear of the Titan Crane at the James Watt Dock
Steam Crane at James Watt Dock, looking like it's been abandoned to it's fate after being dumped in the eastern end of the dock. It had been sitting near the entrance to the dock for many years, but had to make way for the new developments
Looking up at the new flats in the dock with the Titan Crane in the background. The flats have been made such a way that they're supposed to 'blend in' with the Sugar Warehouse at the dock.