Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:28 am

GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1874

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

There was a large attendance at the market on Thursday – 412 bolls wheat, 43 bolls oats, and 6 quarters barley were exposed, which sold as follows: - 128 bolls wheat at 19s 6d, 105 bolls at 19s 9d; and 58 at 20s; 40 bolls oats at 20s 9d, and 8 at 21s; and 6 quarters barley at 34s.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1877

BLANTYRE COLLIERY EXPLOSION

A collection on behalf of the sufferers by this disaster was made in the New Parish Church (Rev. J. McCall’s), Ardrossan, on Sunday, when the sum of £25 was taken.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
20 NOVEMBER 1879

VESSELS ASHORE

The brigantine ACACIA, of Ardrossan, in ballast, has gone ashore on the west side of Arranmore Island, and is expected to become a total wreck. Crew all saved.

The ACACIA is a brigantine of 168 tons register, built at Prince Edward Island in 1868, and owned by Mr J. Crawford, Ardrossan.

The captain of the steamer ISLAY, arrived at Greenock yesterday afternoon and reported that he passed a schooner on the rocks at Lochindaal in a dangerous position. She had 90 fathoms of chain out, and was awaiting either a change of wind or the assistance of a tug to take her off. The captain of the ISLAY could render no assistance.

The schooner was bound from Ardrossan to Galway.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1870

ARDROSSAN – S.S. TIBER

This splendid vessel sailed from this port on Friday with a full cargo of coals.

Our readers may recollect that this vessel was launched a few days ago at Greenock and proceeded to Troon to load. After having taken on part of her cargo there it was found that she could not complete her loading laying afloat, there being no dock at Troon. Consequently she was removed to Ardrossan, and completed her loading in the wet dock there.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1870

TRADE REPORT

The following were the shipments of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour for the week ending November 19: -

Foreign, 100 tons; Coastwise, 1614 tons; Total, 1714 tons.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1876

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Liverpool, November 20 – The MEDINA, of Ardrossan, lying in St. George’s Dock, sank this morning.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1877

WRECK OF THE BRISK OF ARDROSSAN – THE CREW MISSING

The EBOE, arrived at Falmouth from New Calabar, reports that, in latitude 47N, longitude 13W, she passed the wreck of the brigantine BRISK with mainmast gone. She gives no report of the crew, nor has any news of them.

The BRISK sailed on October 24 from Chatham, New Brunswick, with a cargo of wood, for Glasgow. She was a wooden brigantine of 284 tons, built in 1868 in Nova Scotia, and was owned by Messrs Goodwin & Hogarth, of Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1879

WRECK OF AN ARDROSSAN BRIGANTINE

The ALICE WOODS, brigantine, of and from Ardrossan, for Dublin, with coals, is reported from the last-named port to have gone ashore on the North Bull, and is likely to be a wreck. Crew saved.

The ALICE WOODS was built in New Brunswick in 1865, and was a vessel of 199 tons register. She was owned by Mr Hugh Boyd, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1879

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

The attendance at market on Thursday was very good, and several samples of wheat, oats, and barley were shown. Wheat sold at 20s per boll.
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GLASGOW HERALD
21 NOVEMBER 1936

ARDROSSAN CHILD KILLED

JOHN MacLEAN, (4), son of Robert MacLean, garage proprietor, 218 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan, was yesterday knocked down near his home by a bus and fatally injured.

[The SCOTSMAN newspaper and the family intimation in the Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald both name the child as COLIN, not John.]
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
22 NOVEMBER 1875

TRADE REPORT

The shipments of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour for the week ending Saturday were: -

Foreign, 480 tons; Coastwise, 1145 tons; Total, 1625 tons.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:46 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 NOVEMBER 1875

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Bristol, November 19 – The VICTORIA, a smack,, of and for Bristol, from Ardrossan with iron, ran ashore on the English Grounds this morning, but came off same tide with loss of rudder and mainsail split, and was towed to Bristol.
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