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Comet replica 1962701 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen steaming across the Clyde accompanied by a fleet of yachts. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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Comet replica 1962698 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen setting off from Port Glasgow before steaming across the Clyde accompanied by a fleet of yachts. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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The Comet replica696 viewsThe 150th anniversary of Henry Bell's Comet was celebrated on September 18 1962 when a replica of the Comet arrived at Helensburgh Pier from Port Glasgow as part of a special regatta. Construction of the working replica was sponsored by Sir William Lithgow, and it is now on permanent display in Port Glasgow town centre.
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Comet replica 1962689 viewsThe Comet replica, built by apprentices at William Lithgow at Port Glasgow for the 150th anniversary of the first sailing of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, is seen steaming down river past a cruise liner. To mark the anniversary, the replica sailed from Port Glasgow to Helensburgh, with civic dignitaries on board in costume for 1812. Image taken and supplied by Jim Bamber.
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1962 Comet replica680 viewsThe Comet replica sets off from Port Glasgow with civic dignitaries in the costumes of the period on board to steam to Helensburgh as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations.
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Two Provosts meet660 viewsHelensburgh Provost J.McLeod Williamson (right) greets his opposite number from Port Glasgow — both in costume — after the Comet replica steamed across the Clyde to the burgh as part of the 1962 Comet 150th anniversary celebrations. They then adjourned for lunch at the Queen's Hotel, formerly Henry Bell's Baths Hotel.
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1962 celebrations641 viewsThe Comet replica steams towards Helensburgh pier accompanied by a flotilla of yachts during the 150th anniversary celebrations. This cutting from the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times was supplied by Bruce Benson.
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Maid of the Loch641 viewsThis model of Loch Lomond's Maid of the Loch paddle steamer was sailed by Helensburgh and District Modellers Club off Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Norman MacLeod.
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Mr Bell and a piper640 views'Mr Bell' is pictured with a youngster and a piper on Helensburgh pier during the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Davie Dewar.
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Crowded pier638 viewsHelensburgh pier is crowded as the bicentenary nautical flotilla approaches on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Comet replica634 viewsThe replica of Henry Bell's Comet built by Lithgow apprentices for the Comet 150th anniversary in 1962 is towed away on a trailer from Helensburgh pierhead to be taken to its permanent home in Port Glasgow town centre after the celebrations.
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Descendants in 1912634 viewsDescendants of Henry Bell with the Lord Provost of Glasgow (centre) on a Clyde steamboat during the 1912 centenary celebrations. From left: Mr Findlay, grand-nephew; Henry Bell Lowe, great-grand nephew; Peter Bell Baird, grand nephew; Provost Stevenson; Henry Bell Lowe Snr., grand-nephew; Peter Bell Lowe, great-grand nephew; Bailie Irwin, Port Glasgow. Image supplied by Doris Gentles.
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