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Bunting at obelisk597 viewsThe area around the Henry Bell obelisk in West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, was refurbished by Argyll and Bute Council in advance of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by John Urquhart.
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Sailpast616 viewsYachts and other vessels took part in a sailpast of Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Crowded pier661 viewsHelensburgh pier is crowded as the bicentenary nautical flotilla approaches on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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New panel588 views'Henry Bell' unveiled a new panel featuring information about the town, including references to himself and his ground breaking invention, on Helensburgh seafront as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. The panel replaces an earlier version which was one of ten put in place to encourage motorists to explore ‘The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail’, a scenic coastal route from Dumbarton via Cardoss, Helensburgh, Rhu, Garelochhead and the Rosneath Peninsula to Arrochar. Photo by John Urquhart.
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New panel609 views'Henry Bell' unveiled a new panel featuring information about the town, including references to himself and his ground breaking invention, on Helensburgh seafront as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. The panel replaces an earlier version which was one of ten put in place to encourage motorists to explore ‘The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail’, a scenic coastal route from Dumbarton via Cardoss, Helensburgh, Rhu, Garelochhead and the Rosneath Peninsula to Arrochar. Photo by John Urquhart.
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Rescue boat588 viewsThe Rhu RNLI rescue boat gave a demonstration of a rescue as part of the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by David Speed.
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Rescue boat607 viewsThe Rhu RNLI rescue boat gave a demonstration of a rescue as part of the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Crawford.
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Rescue boat594 viewsThe Rhu RNLI rescue boat gave a demonstration of a rescue as part of the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Neil MacLeod.
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Demonstration759 viewsThe Rhu RNLI rescue boat gave a demonstration of a rescue as part of the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. In the background is HMS Pursuer, a patrol boat from the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, which led the nautical convoy from Rhu Marina to Helensburgh. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Engraving584 viewsThe engraving of the Comet engine on the monument to engine builder John Robertson at Neilston, Renfrewshire. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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Engraving595 viewsThe engraving on the monument to John Robertson at Neilston, Renfrewshire, reads: Born in Neilston, 10th December 1782, the designer and erector of the engine of the Comet, which was launched in the year 1812 and was the first steamboat that regularly traded in Europe. Erected by parishioners and friend, 24th August, 1912. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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Monument591 viewsThe monument to Comet engine builder John Robertson at Neilston, Renfrewshire. Photo by Stewart Noble.
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