This period was one of action. First, we celebrated Falls of Clyde’s 140th birthday on12/12/18. A small group was allowed to come aboard for a small celebration. A birthday lei was put on the bow, a short history of the Friends of Falls of Clyde was reviewed and then the attendees had delicious birthday cupcakes followed by the annual whisky blessing given by president Bruce McEwan. Here are a couple of pictures.
To commemorate her 140th birthday, Friends of Falls of Clyde had a special t-shirt designed. Here is a picture. The shirts are made to order and are available to anyone who wants to make a donation of $15 or more. Local mailing needs an additional $2 and a mainland order needs $5 for mailing. Orders can be made by sending name, address, size and a check to Friends of Falls of Clyde, P.O. Box 4674, Honolulu, HI 96812.
The second activity was moving the ship’s figurehead from storage into the deck ready for her voyage to Scotland. The work to get her on board took 3 days. Here are some pictures of her move.
Bruce McEwan, President
We know that there is great interest in the future of the Falls of Clyde. There is a lot going on that the Board of Directors is dealing with, so we felt that keeping stakeholders involved through a report on our website is the easiest way to reach our worldwide audience.