Wednesday 14 August 2019

Coronation Park Memorial Cairn

This monument in Coronation Park in Port Glasgow is in memory of the 20 people who died in a boating accident in the River Clyde on 14 September 1947.

The pleasure motor boat ‘Ocean’ had left from Inchgreen for a trip to Ardentinny on Loch Long.  However the weather became bad and they headed for the more sheltered Gareloch.  As it entered the Gareloch, the boat was swamped by a heavy wave and sunk.

Twenty people, including six members of the Graham family from Port Glasgow, including a two year old child, drowned.  There were only three survivors.

A very fitting memorial overlooking the River Clyde.


  1. What a terrible accident, nice to see the memorial is still there to remember.

  2. Margaret Castle (my husband, Peter's twin sister) was honored on this memorial. He never got over the tragic loss of his sister and other friends and neighbors who died. Thank you for remembering all who perished.


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