Glaciere of liverpool 1899-2019

This is the ship that was a turning point in my life.1000s of memories that can never be taken away. Friends that I have made for  life, the amazing people that I have met. If you are one of the thousands of people who enjoyed time on Glaciere, please send me your short stories and photos to continue to build the pages below. Send me as many short stories and memories as you want to share. Thanks. I hope you are keeping well, wherever you are in the world today and thanks for the memories.
I look forward to hearing from you.Take care and stay safe. Dave..Email your story and photos to djm1899@aol.com



October 2003

I think this is the first photo I have October 2003

This is tall ship Glaciere. When I first met her, she was sunk in the Collingwood Dock where she had been for seven years waiting for a mad man. I had just returned to the UK from the Caribbean, where I had been running a charter boat, teaching sailing and diving. I made the first  dive on Glaciere, wearing a 3mm shorty in October, I was freezing, but it was love at first sight and Glaciere of Liverpool was born. All I had to do was get her out of the water and give her a lick of paint or two and  that was Glaciere Diving and Sailing School. Then I had to find the people …..


Dave Murray.

HAPPY DAYS 

I first saw Glacier the day she was lifted out from under the water. I was introduced to her Captain Dave Murray and I volunteered to help in the restoration of the boat. I had not long retired from work.

It turned out to be one of the best days of my life. I have met and worked with so many people during the past 20 years, it has been brilliant.

We had young apprentices from Cammel Lairds, we had youth clubs college students young people from the Princes Trust. It seemed like everyone in LIverpool who had an interest in boats turned up to help.

From her berth in the Albert Dock we sailed her to Ireland to Isle of Man Scotland and all ports on the Irish Sea. Hundreds of young people were given an opportunity to experience sailing in a tall ship. The Captains rules were simple, No Smoking (a wooden ship) No swearing and resepect for everyone on board. All obeyed the rules and it was always a happy ship.

We took part in boat shows around the cost and played our part in the Tall Ships visit to Liverpool, one of the most sucessful events Liverpool has ever staged, and we helped when the Giants came to Liverpool.

All happy days all happy memories thanks to our Skipper.

Dave Grant

(Thats me on right )

waiting for your Stories

This is the ship that was a turning point in my life .1000s of memories that can never be taken away. Friends that I have made for  life. The amazing people that I have met. If you are one of the thousands of people who enjoyed time on Glaciere please send me your short stories and photos to continue to build the pages below. Send me as many short stories and memories as you want to share. Thanks. I hope you are keeping well, wherever you are in the world today and thanks for the memories.
I look forward to hearing from you.Take care and stay safe. Dave..

waiting for your Stories

This is the ship that was a turning point in my life .1000s of memories that can never be taken away. Friends that I have made for  life. The amazing people that I have met. If you are one of the thousands of people who enjoyed time on Glaciere please send me your short stories and photos to continue to build the pages below. Send me as many short stories and memories as you want to share. Thanks. I hope you are keeping well, wherever you are in the world today and thanks for the memories.
I look forward to hearing from you.Take care and stay safe. Dave..