Looking At Edinburgh

15 May 2008

Ocean Mist on the Shore

Filed under: photos, reflections, river, water — Tags: , , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:15 am

This steamer was built ninety years ago by George Brown & Co, Greenock. When begun she was named ‘Samuel Green’ and was intended for the Royal Navy: but she was completed in 1919, and launched as “Ocean Mist”.

For 60 years “Ocean Mist” served as a trawler, mine sweeper and pleasure yacht: when owned by the Guinness family, she ferried racing cars to France and Italy. She retired about 1980 and was brought to Leith, where the Ocean Mist was a floating bar for nearly 20 years. She was derelict for a while, but freshly painted and renamed, The Cruz is now a floating restaurant.

It’s amazing what a ship will do.

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: Ocean Mist.

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2 Comments »

  1. Look how calm and smooth that water is! What a beautiful day it must have been. Such a lovely photo.

    Comment by lgaumond — 15 May 2008 @ 6:08 pm

  2. It was early evening, and I have never seen the water so still. Thank you!

    Comment by edinburghlook — 17 May 2008 @ 8:11 am


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