Birds' Eye Views of Glasgow
- Sailing ship "Glenlee"
The Clyde Maritime Centre is directly opposite the Glasgow Tower and Science Centre. It opened in 1999 with the sailing vessel "Glenlee" as the centre-piece. The "Glenlee" was originally launched on the Clyde in 1896 as a cargo vessel, carrying tea, cocoa, cinnamon and spices from the Far East.
There is a visitor centre on the dockside with a small museum display. This is in a "Pumphouse" which was built in 1877 to provide hydraulic power for the Queen's Dock in the days when ships from every corner of the world called in at Glasgow's riverside. There is a cafe as well, with fine views down the river.
The Clydeside Expressway sweeps past the Maritime Centre and the new sandstone buildings beyond are student residences which were completed in 2000.
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