Save Our Ship (SOS)
Help Return Falls of Clyde Home to Scotland
The Friends of Falls of Clyde (FoFOC) 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.”
The sole surviving iron-hulled, four-masted full rigged sailing oil tanker has received international attention and has anchored itself in the hearts of a Scottish group working to return the Falls of Clyde to Scotland. Once relocated to ship’s country of origin, Scottish specialists will work to conserve and restore the Falls of Clyde back to sailing condition.
To support the restoration of the Falls of Clyde, donations can be made by visiting the Indiegogo page “Help return Falls of Clyde home to Scotland”