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Offline Sue C

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Re: Finding a Scottish coal boat?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2007, 09:34:43 PM »
Frank could it have been one of these? www.clydepuffers.co.uk

Sorry Frank, ignoe this  i think this completely wrong  ::)

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Re: Finding a Scottish coal boat?
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2007, 04:46:32 AM »
Frank, you might find something on one of these links:
http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk/collection/family-history.htm
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Re: Finding a Scottish coal boat?
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2007, 08:20:08 AM »
Looks to be mostly canal stuff, rather than coasters.

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Re: Finding a Scottish coal boat?
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2007, 08:57:20 AM »
Glass is clearly too transparent. Site after site that covers Scottish industry virtually ignores glass, despite it being one of the oldest Scottish industries. My book was remarked by a Scottish historian as one of the first to concentrate on a Scottish glassworks... but of course since then the excellent work by Jill Turnbull which made Scotland's Glass a feasible project.
The results of this investigation will be shared on Scotland's Glass eventually - until resolved it remains a discussion here and in the Glass-Study.

But this period, 1850's, is even more poorly covered - at least as far as the net is concerned. Nearly every instance has discussed the steam ships that appeared after this date. I suppose it pushes past the limits of remembered family histories. Certainly our families oral tradition breaks down c1890. Anyway, I have a few questions out in the ether which might bring results.

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Re: Finding a Scottish coal boat?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2007, 09:17:17 AM »
Frank, dont know if this is of any interest, it does mention shipping and Leith.   www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/MLN/Leith/Gaz1868.html

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Re: Finding a Scottish coal boat?
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2007, 09:56:12 AM »
kringelhöge
combination of pretzel and a dialect word for to be pleased, to be excited. In the old days orphans came to the meetings, sang songs and were rewarded with pretzels (Kringel) which made them happy (hoegen)

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Re: Finding a Scottish coal boat?
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2007, 12:40:39 PM »
I had some reactions but it boils down to a "no trace"

I am advised that inspecting Lloyds's register for 1857, by appointment, in the Mitchell Library Glasgow is the way forwards. With a last possibility being

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Failing that are there no marine records by the owners of Charlestown neighbouring estates or estate office? ( I believe it might be Lord Elgin).

Ian Duff, Branch Secretary,
Firth of Forth Branch, World Ship Society

Now, if any of our Scottish membership have some time on their hands  :) get in touch please.

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