Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:36 am

GLASGOW HERALD
18 JANUARY 1889

NEW CONSTABULARY STATION – ARDROSSAN

The contract for building this new station on the central and vacant site immediately behind the Bank of Scotland, and adjoining the Wee Shipyard, has been secured by Bailie Glen, builder, Saltcoats.

Bailie Glen has also secured the whole of the contract to erect stables and a dwelling-house for the Caledonian Railway Company at the head of Glasgow Street.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
19 JANUARY 1880

VESSELS FOR SALE AT ARDROSSAN

For sale, brigantine, three years old. Carrying 340 to 350 tons. Moderate draught of water. Has just undergone extensive repairs, and received complete new outfit.

Apply to William Crawford & Son, Ardrossan Harbour.

For sale, schooner, ELLEN WILLIAMS, of Ardrossan, 69 tons register. Carries 125 tons d.w. on 10 feet of water, and requires little ballast. Built in Wales in 1864. At present discharging cargo at Ardrossan.

Apply to Captain on board; or to William Crawford & Son, Ardrossan Harbour.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
19 JANUARY 1881

BARQUE ASHORE AT AILSA CRAIG

The Dublin steamer DUKE OF LEINSTER, arrived at Greenock yesterday afternoon, reports a large barque, name unknown, ashore on the south-east corner of Ailsa Craig.

A tug, supposed to be from Ardrossan, was alongside.

[A second report in the same newspaper records: -

The vessel ashore on Ailsa Craig is reported to be an iron barque, inward to Clyde from Havre in ballast. The tug COMMODORE is said to be the steamer standing by her.]
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:40 am

GLASGOW HERALD
19 JANUARY 1883

PROPOSED SALE OF ARDROSSAN HARBOUR

We understand that a petition has been presented to the Court of Session on behalf of the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, in which he states that his entailed lands and estates are burdened with debts amounting to £134,000, and asks power from the Court to sell the harbour of Ardrossan, and to apply the price obtained therefor in payment of the above debts.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JANUARY 1886

LOSS OF A FISHING BOAT AND TWO LIVES

Yesterday forenoon the men on board the Ardrossan tug-boat observed what appeared to be a fishing boat on the rocks about 100 yards from the north end of the Horse Island, and on proceeding to the spot they found the fishing boat VICTORY, of Saltcoats.

They brought the nets and spars ashore, but the boat was too badly damaged to be removed with safety.

The VICTORY left Saltcoats on Monday afternoon about four o’clock, and had not been seen or heard of since. She is supposed to have run on the rocks during Tuesday morning’s snowstorm.

There were two men on board, both of whom belonged to Saltcoats, and they are supposed to have drowned. They were named JOHN CALDWELL, who leaves a wife and six children, and WILLIAM KENNEDY, who leaves a wife and five children.

The boat was usually manned by three men, but the third man did not go out in the boat on Monday afternoon.

In some quarters the hope is expressed that the boat may have been run down by some vessel, and the crew picked up, but we fear this hope is groundless.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 JANUARY 1887

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The JESSIE GOODWIN, barque, of Ardrossan, from Troon to Limerick, with coal, stranded yesterday in Downe’s Bay, Milford. She is expected to be floated off when the weather moderates.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:10 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 JANUARY 1880

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The smack MARY AND AGNES, of Greenock, with coal from Ardrossan has foundered inside of Horse Island. Crew saved.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 JANUARY 1881

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

There was a good attendance at market on Thursday, and a small quantity of grain was exposed, which sold as follows: -

Wheat at 21s 6d per boll.
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Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:12 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 JANUARY 1881

A BRAVE ACT REWARDED

Lord Brabazon has done a most kindly and generous act in recognising the courage and heroism of JOHN McINTOSH, the ship’s carpenter, of Ardrossan.

It will be remembered that Captain Sharp and John McIntosh, of the ANNABELLA CLARK, with great difficulty rescued the crew of a burning French barque, the MELANIE, lying in the River Adour, off Bayonne, in November, 1878.

The barque was laden with petroleum, and by some accident it took fire. The barrels burst, and the burning petroleum ran through the scuppers into the sea.

Notwithstanding the danger of the oil, which floated in fire all round the ship, the captain and ship’s carpenter of the ANNABELLA CLARK rowed in amongst the burning waves, rescued the French crew, and returned to their ship.

John McIntosh was terribly burnt, and went back to Ardrossan an invalid.

Dr. Smiles mentioned the circumstances of the case in his recent book entitled, “Duty.” They touched the heart of Lord Brabazon, and hence he has sent a generous contribution of £20 towards the relief of John McIntosh and his family.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:14 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 JANUARY 1888

MARRIAGE

MATHIE – WATT: At 48 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. William McGilchrist, Charles Mathie, butcher, Govan, to Jeanie S. Watt, eldest daughter of the late David Watt, Ardrossan.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:45 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 JANUARY 1873

VESSEL SPOKEN

The SAN RAFAEL, from Ardrossan for San Francisco, October 20, in latitude 5S, longitude 23W.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:47 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 JANUARY 1875

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

There was a large attendance at market on Thursday, but trade was somewhat dull.

There were 220 bolls wheat offered, of which 70 sold at 20s 6d, and 50 at 20s; 12 bolls oatmeal sold at 20s 6d.
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