Plans made for Hawaii’s Falls of Clyde to return to Scotland

HONOLULU — A group that working save a historic Hawaii ship built in Scotland is making arrangements for the vessel to return to its homeland early next year.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the director of the Scotland-based nonprofit organization Save Falls of Clyde International has negotiated a deal with a Dutch heavy lift operator to transport the ship from Honolulu to Scotland.

David O’Neill says the Falls of Clyde would be loaded on to Sevenstar’s Yacht Express in February. It would stop in San Diego, Costa Rica, Florida and New York. It’s expected in Scotland in April.

An earlier shipping plan fell through over the summer.

Russell & Co. built the vessel in Port Glasgow in 1878. It’s believed to be the last surviving ship of a fleet named after Scottish waterfalls.