Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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ST. JOHN N.B. DAILY SUN
10 JULY 1899

THE LEUCTRA

The Leuctra of the Battle Line, from Ardrossan, reached port yesterday morning. Captain Malcahey reports having had thick weather all the way out. This is the Leuctra’s first visit to St. John. She is the finest looking ship in the fleet, and Captain Malcahey has her looking remarkably well, considering the kind of weather experienced during the voyage.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1895

THE GENERAL ELECTION

Last night Mr. William Robertson, Liberal candidate for North Ayrshire, addressed a meeting in the Assembly Hall, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1896

ROWDY YOUNG WOMEN

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning two young women, MARGARET ANDERSON, Perth, and ANNIE McLELLAN, Inverness, both no occupation, pleaded guilty to being noisy and committing a breach of the peace in Princes and Montgomerie Streets on the previous night.

Bailie Anderson – I am sorry I have to sentence you to 10s 6d or seven days.

McLellan – Is it 10s 6d for each of us? By jove!

Bailie Anderson spoke of the demoralising effect of their conduct.

McLellan paid the fines, and left the Court-room saying, “Thank you very much.”
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THE LONDON GAZETTE
10 JULY 1919

OFFICER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (OBE)

To be a Member of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order – Lieutenant JOHN CANT, R.N.V.R. – for valuable services to the Senior Naval Officer, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
10 JULY 1899

BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY

The Board of Trade inquiry into the circumstances attending the collision between the GLEN SANNOX and the MARCHIONESS OF LORNE outside Ardrossan Harbour on 1st June was resumed on Saturday in the Sheriff Court Buildings, Glasgow, before Sheriff Mitchell.

John McNaughton, purser on the MARCHIONESS OF LORNE, said the steamer was steaming steadily. When the GLEN SANNOX came about abeam she gradually closed in on the Marchioness to cross her bows. Suction could not account for the vessels being drawn gradually together. Had the GLEN SANNOX kept her course there would have been no collision.

Peter McTavish deponed that he took the wheel of the MARCHIONESS when the Horse Island was on their port bow. He was steering by landmarks for the harbour entrance. He got an order to port, and almost simultaneously a second order to port. This kept the vessel heading for the shed, and he kept that course until he was told to starboard. He received no order to port after the first blast from the GLEN SANNOX. He could not say whether the bow of the MARCHIONESS swung round just before the collision. The vessel was going steadily till the moment of the collision. Just before the collision he got an order hard a-starboard.

John Murchie, mate of the GLEN SANNOX, said that he went on the bridge a minute and a-half after leaving Brodick. He steered the usual course. The MARCHIONESS OF LORNE was a little on their starboard bow. He remained in charge for 25 minutes, when he was relieved by the captain. At that time the MARCHIONESS was a little on the port bow and four or five lengths ahead.

After other witnesses had been examined the inquiry was adjourned.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1888

ARDROSSAN – LOCAL AUTHORITY

At the meeting of the Local Authority on Monday night – Provost Hogarth presiding – the medical officer’s report for the quarter was read, and showed that the health of the burgh had improved – the death rate being 23 per 1000 per annum.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1883

MUNICIPAL MEETING - ARDROSSAN

The monthly meeting of this body was held on Monday evening – Provost Barr presiding.

It was remitted to the Works Committee to arrange as to lighting of the street lamps and the engagement of a lamplighter.

The same committee were deputed to attend to the repairs on the open drain between Glasgow Street and Paisley Street, to see after the numbering of some of the streets, and to examine the Town House and report.

A circular was read in regard to the cattle disease and the importation of cattle, which was allowed to lie on the table till next meeting.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1890

ARDROSSAN FREE CHURCH

For a considerable time back the sittings in the Free Church, Ardrossan, have all been taken up, and it has been decided to extend the building so as to provide for 100 more.

A hall seated for 400, is to be built to run parallel with the church, and it will be used as a Sabbath school and for other church purposes. There will also be a session-house, vestry, and beadle’s house.

The estimated cost of the building is £1300, of which £800 have already been subscribed.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1894

ASSAULTING THE POLICE

At Ardrossan Burgh Court yesterday morning JOSEPH McLERNAN, PATRICK MAGEE, and GEORGE McLERNAN, labourers, Kilwinning, appeared on a charge of assault.

It appeared that shortly after ten o’clock on Monday night, when Joseph McLernan assaulted John Magee, labourer, Ardrossan, McLernan was apprehended by two policemen, but was set at liberty by his companions.

McLernan then assaulted one of the policemen, named John Smith, but he and his companions were ultimately secured and lodged in jail.

They were convicted. Joseph McLernan was fined 7s 6d for assaulting John Magee, and 30s for assaulting the constable, while the others were find 7s 6d and 5s respectively.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1891

ARDROSSAN – NEW HARBOUR WORKS

These works have now reached a very advanced stage. The breakwater is now completed to the extent resolved upon some time ago by the company’s executive.

The excavation of the outer basin is now so nearly finished that the coffer dam at the entrance is expected to be removed in a week.
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GLASGOW HERALD
11 JULY 1899

BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY IN GLASGOW
COLLISION BETWEEN CLYDE STEAMERS


In Glasgow Sheriff Court – before Sheriff Mitchell and two nautical assessors – yesterday further evidence was heard in the inquiry into the circumstances attending the collision between the GLEN SANNOX and the MARCHIONESS OF LORNE outside Ardrossan Harbour on the 1st of June.

Andrew Ure stated that he was a passenger on board the GLEN SANNOX, and he noticed that the vessel left Brodick that morning three minutes before her time. Asked if the MARCHIONESS had tried to head off the GLEN SANNOX, the reply was in the negative. She kept a steady course. He was of the opinion that the collision was due to the GLEN SANNOX, after she had passed the MARCHIONESS, making a quick turn to the left. He was not aware that the head of the LORNE fell to the south immediately before the collision.

David Henry, painter, Brodick, who was a passenger, asked what in his opinion was the cause of the collision, said that the suction had a good deal to do with it. Otherwise he thought the GLEN SANNOX would have got straight on in her course. He saw no change in the course of the LORNE until just immediately before the collision.

Robert Bell Sloan, a partner of a shipping firm in Glasgow, a passenger on board the GLEN SANNOX, said the GLEN SANNOX first ported when she was about three lengths astern of the MARCHIONESS. Simultaneously the whistle was blown, and he took that whistle to indicate to the MARCHIONESS OF LORNE that the GLEN SANNOX had ported. Immediately afterwards the MARCHIONESS ported too. He wondered at this.

Mr. Wyllie – Did you see any reason for it?

Witness – I think it was to keep us out of the harbour. He thought the LORNE’s object was to head the SANNOX away to the south of the harbour entrance. If the LORNE had kept her course the SANNOX could have entered the harbour at a clear distance from the LORNE. After the first porting the SANNOX continued to go south. The whistle was blown twice, the last time when the two vessels were abreast of each other. Both vessels were heading pretty far to the south of any course that would take them into Ardrossan Harbour. The LORNE continued to go south as the SANNOX did so. Shortly before the collision occurred they were heading for the cantilever crane.

Mr. Wyllie – What brought about the collision?

Witness – The MARCHIONESS, I consider, was porting too much. She got close down upon us. Then the suction took effect.

Mr. Wyllie – was there any starboarding on the part of the GLEN SANNOX before the collision occurred?

Witness – Not that I saw.

Albert Edward Adams, commission agent in Glasgow, who was a passenger on board the GLEN SANNOX spoke to the southerly course taken by the SANNOX to get past the MARCHIONESS and said that as the SANNOX directed her course in a southerly direction the MARCHIONESS followed. They went so far southerly, indeed, that it seemed to him that they were heading for South Beach, which was south even of the cantilever crane. He considered the cause of the collision was the MARCHIONESS going too far south, and trying to keep in front of the SANNOX and prevent the latter boat getting in.

Other evidence of a similar nature being led, the inquiry was closed, and the decision will probably be given today.
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GLASGOW HERALD
12 JULY 1888

ARDROSSAN HARBOUR COMPANY

The annual meeting of the shareholders of this company was held yesterday in the chambers of Messrs Keyden, Strang & Girvan, Glasgow.

In the absence of the chairman, Mr. Vernon, Mr. John Cunningham presided.

The report submitted by the directors bore that the revenue compared favourably with that for the corresponding period last year. The net revenue account showed a balance of £1747 9s 11d available for dividends. Of this £1485 would be required to pay the dividend of Preference stock. The balance of £262 9s 11d the directors recommended should be carried forward.

The dredging operations had now been commenced, and the breakwater was to be pushed forward with all despatch.

Arrangements had been made with the contractor to have Montgomerie Pier completed by May next, to accommodate the fine new steamers to be built by Messrs G. & J. Burns for a daylight service with Belfast.

Every effort would also be made to have the harbour connection with the Lanarkshire & Ayrshire Railway completed within the next few months, to accommodate the mineral and other traffic to and from Lanarkshire.

Mr. Strain, C.E., in his report to the directors says that up to the end of May about 50 per cent of the excavation in the wet dock had been completed; and about 27½ per cent of the concrete work for quay walls inside the coffer dam, had been completed. Nothing has been done to the breakwater or dredging during the past six months, but preparations are almost completed for starting these works immediately. Taken as a whole, only 20 per cent of the contract work has been completed.

The report was adopted, and a dividend of 4½ per cent declared on Preference shares.

The retiring directors and auditor were re-elected, and a vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the proceedings.
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