Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
19 FEBRUARY 1872

SHIPPING CASUALTY

The MORNING STAR, Ardrossan to New York, was at Nassau in distress, and with spars and rigging missing.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 FEBRUARY 1873

GLASGOW & SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY

A special general meeting of the proprietors of the Glasgow & South-Western Railway Company was held yesterday in the hall of the Chamber of Commerce – Sir James Lumsden, the chairman of the Board, presiding.

Among the agenda items discussed was the "BILL FOR CONSTRUCTION OF LINE FROM ARDROSSAN TO FAIRLIE".
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 FEBRUARY 1877

TRADE REPORT

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

Coastwise, 910 tons; Foreign, 150 tons; Total, 1060 tons.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

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GLASGOW HERALD
19 FEBRUARY 1877

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Campbeltown, February 18 - The LADY MARGARET, Captain Galbraith, from Ardrossan for the Island of Raasay, with coals, while coming to anchor in the loch, collided with the TAMAR, of Plymouth, and carried away topmast and part of stern.

The TAMAR, receiving no damage, proceeded to sea. The LADY MARGARET is repairing damages in harbour.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 FEBRUARY 1877

LAUNCH AT ARDROSSAN

There was launched from the building-yard of Messrs Barclay & Robertson, on Saturday afternoon, a finely modelled schooner to the order of a Glasgow firm.

Her dimensions are- Length of keel, 84 feet; breadth of beam, 21½ feet; depth of hold, 10½ feet; register tonnage, 120.

She was named the “MARY”.
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GLASGOW HERALD
19 FEBRUARY 1879

SHIPPING CASUALTY

Ardrossan, February 18 – The NORTH WESTERN, which arrived here this morning from Belfast, was in collision on Monday night with the brigantine MARTHA MILLER, of Dublin, off Blackhead, near Belfast Lough, the result being that the brigantine was sunk.

The captain and crew, seven all told, took to a boat, and were picked up by the steamer, which stopped to render assistance, and were landed at Ardrossan this morning.
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Post by Hughie » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:12 am

Kilmarnock Herald
February 20, 1948

New Street Names

The names of the new streets at the site of the Cruden houses were, on the recommendation of the housing committee, agreed to as follows:
Road-way running north from Stanley Road, Millglen Road; the first street of Millglen Road, to the right, Rashley Square; and the short street to the right at the top of Millglen Road, Millglen Place.

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GLASGOW HERALD
20 FEBRUARY 1843

DEATH

At the Crescent, Ardrossan, on the 7th instant, Mrs Margaret Hunter, relict of the late Major Daniel McLane, Bengal Artillery.
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GLASGOW HERALD
20 FEBRUARY 1852

VESSEL SPOKEN WITH

PEKIN, of Ardrossan, Crawford, from Demerara for London, 9th ultimo, in latitude 17 20 N, longitude 60 44 W.
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CASUALTY OF WAR
20 FEBRUARY 1915

Died accidentally on service at Ardrossan Harbour, A.B. J Kelly, (Service No. 3854/A), Royal Naval Reserve, HMS THORN. He was a native of Skibbereen, County Cork, Ireland.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:41 am

GLASGOW HERALD
21 FEBRUARY 1871

TRADE REPORT

The following were the shipments of pig iron from Ardrossan Harbour during the week ending February 18: -

Coastwise, 2094 tons; Foreign, 912 tons; Total, 3006 tons.
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Re: Ardrossan - On This Day In History

Post by Penny Tray » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:42 am

CLYDESHIPS
21 FEBRUARY 1874

VESSEL LOST

The wooden three-masted sailing vessel CONTEST, built by Barr & Shearer, Ardrossan, and launched there on the 16 September, 1853, left Bombay for Liverpool on the 21 February, 1874, and went missing with a crew of twenty-six on board.
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