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[4qd-bannvalley] North Coast Ferries
- Subject: [4qd-bannvalley] North Coast Ferries
- From: 4qd-bannvalley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Simon Fleming)
- Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:02:32 +0100
- References: <20070930052838.4625.50764.Mailman@dinopsis.arachsys.com>
I found an 1855 reference to steamers plying weekly between Portrush,
Liverpool and Glasgow - here's the link:
I haven't read the whole book but there might be more in there.
My great grandfather John Fleming 1848-1900 may have used this route to
travel to the West of Scotland for work in his early 20s. When he marries
Martha Galbraith of Dunderg in 1872 at Coleraine his residence is listed as
Port Glasgow and he is probably working in the shipyards there. After
returning home to marry, he stays in Ireland until about 1890 when he moves
to Glasgow permanently, perhaps taking a local ferry. I'd be interested in
finding out more too!
> Does anyone know of any ferries at the turn of the century that used
> to sail from the North coast to around the Greenock /Glasgow area?
> Looking down the line of Mclean /Barr /Steel from Balnamore , one
> Mclean in voy was a registered as a "ferryman" , there could have been
> a ferry at Voy, but as the Mclean's were from the Greenock area so he
> could have been on the north coast to Scotland ferries. but I cannot
> find any ferry company names from the north coast for around 1900.
> Best regards,