Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1891

DEATH

ALLISON: At 4 Yarborough Place, Ardrossan, on the 21st instant, aged 67 years, Marion Thom, wife of John Allison, draper.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1894

SMART SENTENCE

At Kilmarnock Sheriff Court yesterday HECTOR McNEILL, seaman, Barr Lane, Ardrossan, pleaded guilty to assaulting his mother and committing a breach of the peace there on the 20th instant.

There being numerous previous convictions recorded against him, he was sentenced to 60 days’ imprisonment.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1898

THE COUNTY AND PARISH COUNCILS – LIST OF CANDIDATES

Ardrossan (Police Burgh) – Thomas Guthrie, writer.

Saltcoats (Police Burgh) – No Nomination.

Stevenston and Ardrossan – Robert Mair, Stevenston; and David Laidlaw, Ardeer House.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1899

VESSEL SPOKEN

BALLACHULISH (ship), of Ardrossan, November 19, nine miles off Portland.
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23 NOVEMBER 1938

LOCHRANZA CASTLE

The wooden sailing vessel LOCHANZA CASTLE, launched at Ardrossan, on 11 April 1876, by Barclay, Robertson & Company, while on a voyage from Annalong, County Down, to Liverpool, went ashore on Kirby Beach, Liverpool, in a westerly gale.

Her crew of four were rescued by the New Brighton lifeboat.
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CLYDEBUILT SHIPS
23 NOVEMBER 1955

SPORTSMAN

The steel screw steamer SPORTSMAN, launched at Ardrossan, on 26 May 1944, by Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Company Limited, while on a voyage from Antwerp to London, collided with a Trinity House tender READY, and sank in Gravesend Reach, River Thames.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1892

ARDROSSAN - BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY

A Court of Inquiry into the circumstances connected with the stranding of the schooner MARGARET MURRAY at Cape Trafalgar on 1 October was held in the Town Hall yesterday.

Messrs J. L. Bailey and Arthur Guthrie, Justices of the Peace, were on the bench; the nautical assessors were Captains Parfitt and Brooks, and Mr Cook, Town-Clerk, was assessor of the court.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1887

BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY AT KILMARNOCK

An official inquiry was held yesterday at Kilmarnock with respect to the loss of the brig MARY WILSON, of Ardrossan, on Seal Island, near Oronsay, on the morning of 28 October last.

Sheriff Substitute Hall presided.

The first witness was JOHN ANDERSON, who stated that he had been the master of the MARY WILSON from 14 March till 20 October, 1887. He considered the vessel seaworthy and the sails sufficient for the passage from Limerick to Ardrossan.

On 20 October last he handed over the charge of the vessel to Captain Cowie, leaving on board a patent log and a chart of the west coast of Ireland belonging to himself.

JOHN COWIE, the next witness, stated that he held a master’s certificate of competency, and had sailed as a master mariner since 1844, both in foreign and coastal trade.

Several other witnesses were examined and the Court was adjourned till today, when the agent for the Board of Trade will ask the Court to give judgment on the various points raised in the inquiry.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1892

ARDROSSAN - BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY

The inquiry into the stranding of the schooner MARGARET MURRAY closed yesterday.

The Court was of the opinion that the master alone was in default, and therefore censured him; but in respect of his excellent character and long service, abstained from dealing with his certificate.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1894

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Steamer DIAMOND, from Ardrossan, with coal, arrived at Galway yesterday with boats, bridge, bridge house, mizenmast, funnel, ventilators, &c., carried away in a heavy sea.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
25 NOVEMBER 1887

BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY AT KILMARNOCK

The Board of Trade inquiry into the loss of the sailing vessel MARY WILSON, of Ardrossan, on Seal Island, on the West Coast of Scotland, on the 28th October, was concluded yesterday.

The Court held that the primary cause of the stranding of the vessel was the master’s mistake in supposing Tory light to be Arranmore light, but in the whole circumstances did not think it necessary to deal with his certificate.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
25 NOVEMBER 1891

DEATH

WALLS: At Rozelle, Ardrossan, on the 23rd instant, Janet McIlwain Semple, wife of William Walls, merchant.
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