Falls of Clyde is the only surviving iron-hulled four-masted full rigged ship and the only surviving sail-driven oil tanker in the world. She is currently berthed at Honolulu Harbor.
She celebrated her 137th Birthday on December 12, 2015.
The Friends of Falls of Clyde (FoFOC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the Falls of Clyde. The FoFOC received ownership of the Falls of Clyde from the Bishop Museum on September 30, 2008.
Save Our Ship (SOS)
We are raising funds to save Falls of Clyde
We need to raise $350,000 to help fund her return home to Scotland and have started a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo. Please consider adding your support.
Donations can be also be made via Paypal
For those who prefer to send a check, please make your checks out to 'Friends of Falls of Clyde' and send it to
PO Box 4674
Honolulu, HI 96812-4674
Please make sure that all checks and money orders are in US currency.
Fundraiser to return Falls of Clyde home to Scotland
The Friends of Falls of Clyde has launched a fundraising campaign to return the Falls of Clyde ship to its original home in Scotland for restoration. The group is seeking $350,000 to help fund the cost of shipping.
“Although the Falls of Clyde has been an important part of Honolulu Harbor history for more than 50 years, the ship is in danger of being destroyed due to lack of support and impoundment by the State DOT-Harbors Division,” said Bruce McEwan, president of the Friends of Falls of Clyde. “The Falls of Clyde was once one of the fastest sailing ships in the world and this national historic landmark may be lost if we are unsuccessful in reaching our goal.” Read the full press release (PDF)
Please help by visiting our Indiegogo site.
Decision and Order regarding the Impoundment of Falls of Clyde by Harbors Division, September 2, 2016 (PDF)
Future of Falls of Clyde threatened by the State of Hawai‘i's Harbors Division
Please contact the Governor's Office and your local members of Congress to express your concern. Without your help, we will lose the Falls of Clyde.
You can also add your name to a petition at change.org
Sign up to be a supporter of the Falls of Clyde