|Garden Festival 'zone'|
Water and Maritime
|Sponsor, if appropriate|
Monklands District Council
|Type of object|
Vehicle, boat or ship
|Current location, if known|
Summerlee Heritage Museum, Coatbridge (as at January 2022)
A replica, constructed at Linthouse, of what was almsot certainly the first iron-hulled passenger vessel (and the first iron-hulled boat built in Scotland). Now an exhibition & classroom at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life. A related boatshed also exists at Summerlee.
Hi, the Vulcan is now an exhibition & classroom at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, which is in Coatbridge not Motherwell. More here including interviews with people who built the replica: https://www.culturenlmuseums.co.uk/story/the-iron-boat/ The boatshed that was part of the Festival exhibit is also at Summerlee.
Thanks very much for the info, Justin! Correction and additions now made.
Sorry Lex, another correction: the original Vulcan was the first iron hulled boat built in Scotland but there are accounts of earlier iron-hulled boats in England. However, the Vulcan was almost certainly the first iron hulled passenger vessel.
No problem, and thanks for keeping us right; your expertise is valuable here! (I’d drawn that conclusion from Note #1 on the relevant Wikipedia article, with reference to John Wilkinson’s ‘Trial’.)
Another picture of the Vulcan replica
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