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Post by Robert » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:23 pm

Andy Watt is researching his great, great grandfather's seafaring life. He particularly would like pics of two of the many vessels his forebear worked on. KENMORE, a barque built by Reid in 1882 and FIRTH OF OLNA a full rigger, built by Dobie also of 1882 are the two he is looking for. He asks if I might help but I have not seen either.
Anyone got a pic you might share?

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Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:53 pm

Check of all my material produced nothing - sorry, no images found. You will, I'm sure, have already seen these, but I will provide the links anyway :

The wreck site : http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?56488

Excerpt from the Otago Daily Times dated 17 November 1894 that mentions the KENMORE had been listed as missing : http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... 941117.2.4

Excerpt from The Mercury (Hobart) dated 30 June 1882 describing the launching of the new barque, KENMORE, by Miss Findlay on 3rd May 1882 from the Port Glasgow shipyard of John Reid & Company : http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/9011385

Excerpt from the New Zealand herald dated 15 September 1894 : http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... 40915.2.39

See crew list of 1886 for the sailing vessel FIRTH OF OLNAhttp://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/1886/07/039fir.htm

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