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Firth of Clyde

Picture of the original sketch of Charles Rankin of the carcass. Attached to a letter to Dr Stephen and later also shown during the interview in “Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World”. (Courtesy of Christine Baird for National Museums Scotland. Retrieved from

Gourock sea serpent, 1942

Introduction The town of Gourock is located on the southwest coast of Scotland, in the upper Firth of Clyde, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. In close proximity to Gourock, at the anchorage of the Tail of the Bank, the British Home Fleet was stationed during the Second World War. …

Girvan's sea monster of 1953 at Dipple. (Beryl MacLeod, 1953).

Monster’s mate in sorrow. Girvan, 1953

Introduction The Scottish town of Girvan is situated on the southwest coast in the Firth of Clyde, an Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. While originally a fishing port, it turned into a seaside resort and became the “gateway to Ailsa Craig” (an island about 16 kilometers west of Girvan). In …

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