Ferry on the Clyde

This painting shows the Blantyre – Uddingston Ferry on the river Clyde, near Boatland with Bothwell Castle beyond. People may be more familiar with this area as “Boat Jocks”.

The oil painting on canvas was done by Alexander Fraser the Younger, (b1828-d1899) and is pictured in 1872 at a time when the Scott family owned the crossing rights. Their home was on the river Bank of the Clyde, just out the picture to the right. The Brown family took over the crossing in the following year.

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