Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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Post by Penny Tray » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:47 am

GLASGOW HERALD
22 NOVEMBER 1878

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

A large attendance at market on Thursday.

Wheat was in demand and prices still improve – 214 bolls wheat, 152 bolls oats, and 3 loads beans were exposed for sale.

All the wheat sold at prices from 18s to 21s 3d per boll; 20 bolls oats were sold at 18s per boll; and 10 bolls oats were sold at 20s per boll.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1872

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Galway, November 20 – The St. MICHEL, from Ardrossan to this port, with coals, struck the west pier of the dock here, whilst being towed in yesterday, and started several timbers.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1876

VESSEL SPOKEN

ADA IREDALE, from Ardrossan for San Francisco, September 27, in latitude 31S, longitude 86W.
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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1876

GENERAL SHIPPING ITEM

Ardrossan, November 22 – The ROVER, of Wexford, with a cargo of beans, aground at Portencross, was towed in here this afternoon by the harbour tug.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
23 NOVEMBER 1905

STRANDING OF S.S. ARAUCANIA

A Board of Trade inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the Liverpool registered and Glasgow owned steamer ARAUCANIA about half a mile to the south of Ardrossan Harbour on October 26 opened yesterday in the Debts Recovery Court, Glasgow.

Sheriff Scott Moncrieff presided, and the assessors were Captain Owen R. Mitchell, Captain David Anderson, and Mr Edward C. Chaston. Mr James Morton of Messrs McGrigor, Donald & Company, appeared for the Board of Trade; Mr Thomas Stout for the captain of the vessel; and Mr A. D. Wylie for the owners.

The ARAUCANIA had a crew of 23 hands and sailed from Ardrossan on October 25, laden with 2893 tons of coal for Savona, Italy. She dropped the pilot outside Ardrossan breakwater about 8.55. At 9.7 the engineer reported to the master that there was a breakdown of the boiler feed-pump. He said the vessel could go on for a short time, and he was instructed to keep her going as long as possible. The engineer thought the repairs would take about twenty minutes, and the master evidently made up his mind to hang on and execute them. The repairs, however, took a very much longer time, and the ship drifted until one o’clock in the morning when she went ashore. No lives were lost, and the vessel was towed away and salved.

John Cook, master, of the ship, was the first witness. He said the vessel was well found in every respect. The cause of the accident was the breakdown of the engines so close to land. He was on the bridge the whole of the time. Nothing could have been done to save the vessel.

Alexander Cunningham, chief officer, gave formal evidence. Cross-examined by Mr Stout – If they had obtained steam in twenty minutes, as promised, the vessel would have been saved. The captain did everything it was possible to do to save the ship. The accident was caused by the breakdown of the engines on a lee shore.

Thomas Ferguson, second officer, also gave evidence.

John Chisholm, engineer, said that shortly after the vessel was driven at full speed he found that the joint had blown out of the covering of the feed-pump and that the water was escaping into the bilge. The engineers found more difficulty than they anticipated in repairing it. Cross-examined by Mr Stout – The accident was what engineers called an unforeseen one. He did not know what the cause of the stranding was. By Mr Wylie – The engineers realised the necessity of conducting the repairs as speedily as possible, and worked hard to put the feed-pump right.

The inquiry was adjourned till ten o’clock this morning.
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Post by Penny Tray » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:26 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1871

ARDROSSAN COURSING CLUB

At no very remote date the affairs of this club were in a most flourishing condition. It was noted for the liberality of its management, the extent of its membership, and the frequency and success of its meetings. How it has fallen may be gathered from the fact that sixteen dogs – four of them belonging to one member, while several others are the property of parties in no way connected with the club – are all that can be drawn together to contend for the annual St. Leger.

The state of things is greatly to be regretted, as the ground is in every way suited for the sport, affording excellent trials for the dogs, and a capital view of all that goes on to the visitor.

Let us hope when the Champion Collar (to which Lord Eglinton, with his accustomed liberality, adds the handsome sum of £30) is competed for in January that a better response may be made to the appeal of the committee.

The meet yesterday was at Sharphill, adjoining which a start was made shortly after ten o’clock, and during the day the farms of Knockrivoch, Dykes, Sorbie, and Darleith were visited.

The weather, which has been so very soft during the past three days, cleared up considerably, and although the ground was in a frightful state, it did not prevent a fair attendance of spectators.

Hares were not at all plentiful, and, owing to darkness, the meeting finished with a divide.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1871

COMMISSION OF THE PEACE

The Lord Chancellor, on the recommendation of the Rt. Hon. Earl of Stair, Lord Lieutenant of the County, has appointed the following gentleman Justice of the Peace for the County of Ayr: -

JAMES LAMBERT BAILEY, banker, Ardrossan.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1879

TRADE REPORT

The following are the shipments of pig iron at Ardrossan Harbour for the past week: -

Coastwise, 2080 tons.
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GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1876

ARDROSSAN GRAIN MARKET

At this market on Thursday there was a good attendance.

Oats showed an upward tendency, but the other grains were about the same as last week.

There were exposed – 32 bolls wheat, 32quarters oats, 55 quarters barley, 16 bolls oatmeal, and a quantity of seed wheat.

Wheat sold at 21s, oats at 24s, and barley at 34s. The oatmeal remained unsold.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:31 am

GLASGOW HERALD
24 NOVEMBER 1905

STRANDING OF THE ARAUCANIA

The Board of Trade inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the S.S. ARAUCANIA, of Liverpool, near Ardrossan Harbour on the night of October 26 last after leaving Ardrossan with coal for Savona, was concluded yesterday in the Debts Recovery Court, Glasgow.

Further evidence was led regarding the use made of the pumps and other technical details, and at the conclusion it was intimated that the decision will be given tomorrow at noon.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:39 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 NOVEMBER 1871

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The PUNJAUB, Ardrossan to New York with pig iron is at Cardiff leaky.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:40 am

GLASGOW HERALD
25 NOVEMBER 1871

GENERAL SHIPPING ITEM

Belfast, November 23 –
Windbound, the THOMAS COCHRANE, barque, from Ardrossan to Philadelphia.
Sailed, the barque OLIVIA DAVIS, from Ardrossan for St. Jago de Cuba.
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