17 Facts About River Clyde


River Clyde is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.

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Several villages on the River Clyde that were founded then have endured to this day, and grown to become towns, including Llanerc, Cadzow, and Rhynfrwd.

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River Clyde is formed by the confluence of two streams, the Daer Water and the Potrail Water.

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River Clyde then makes its way northwest, past the towns of Wishaw to the east of it and Larkhall to the west of it.

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River Clyde has been artificially straightened and widened where it passes through the city centre.

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Strath of the River Clyde was the focus for the G-BASE project executed by the British Geological Survey in the summer of 2010.

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Economic prosperity that the River Clyde made possible at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution was due to the location of Glasgow, as a port facing the Americas.

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However, an obstacle to further economic growth soon became evident: the River Clyde was too shallow for the largest ocean-going ships to navigate into it, so cargo had to be transferred, at Greenock or Port Glasgow, to smaller ships that could sail upstream into Glasgow itself.

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Around this time, the River Clyde became an important source of inspiration for artists, such as John Atkinson Grimshaw and James Kay, who were interested in painting scenes that depicted the new industrial era and the modern world.

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The River Clyde soon gained a reputation for being the best location for shipbuilding in the British Empire, and grew to become the world's pre-eminent shipbuilding centre.

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River Clyde shipbuilding reached its peak in the years just before World War I: It is estimated that, in the year 1913 alone, over 370 ships were completed.

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The first yacht club on the River Clyde was the Northern Yacht Club, which was established in 1824 and received its Royal Charter in 1831.

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Two other notable boatyards on the River Clyde were Silvers, which operated from 1910 to 1970, and McGruers, which operated from 1910 to 1973.

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River Clyde Walkway, completed in 2005, is a foot- and mountain-bike path that follows the course of the River Clyde between Glasgow and New Lanark.

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PAH in the inner River Clyde are from combustion sources, whereas PAH in the outer River Clyde are from petroleum spills.

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River Clyde plays an important role in the Para Handy novels of Neil Munro, and subsequent adaptations.

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River Clyde appears prominently in the films Young Adam, Sweet Sixteen, Just a Boys' Game, and Down Where the Buffalo Go, and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film documentary Seawards the Great Ships.

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