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by Tom Carreyette
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Trip to Eriskay
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Trip to Eriskay

Getting away 1 On the afternoon of Saturday 8th April Stella kindly gave me a lift from Eriskay to the Lochboisdale Hotel on South Uist where I would get the ferry in the morning. The LORD OF THE ISLES arrives at 21:00 ready for the 07:00 sailing to Mallaig in the morning. Getting away 2 Views of LO...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Trip to Eriskay
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Re: Trip to Eriskay

LOCHALINE on Barra Ferry On my two previous visits to Eriskay by bicycle, I continued south to the Isle of Barra by means of this small ferry. On this occasion I departed by South Uist from Lochboisdale on the ferry back to the mainland at Mallaig, the way I had intended to travel out. This meant I ...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: UK & Ireland
Topic: Trip to Eriskay
Replies: 3
Views: 1814

Trip to Eriskay

See the Foghorn section for my update on the memorial bench for Angus & Frances Mac Kinnon and also a look at the POLITICIAN whisky incident on Eriskay. This part of the selection deals with the ferries I used getting to and from Eriskay. Getting there 1 I mentioned that my arrival in the Outer Hebr...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Memorial for Angus & Frances
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

Re: Memorial for Angus & Frances

For Clydemaritime, I’ll put the remainder of this set onto Board of Trade because it pertains to shipping, but outside the Clyde area. I will show the ferries I used, getting to and from Eriskay, HEBRIDES Uig-Lochmaddy, LORD OF THE ISLES Lochboisdale-Mallaig and also LOCHALINE on Eriskay-Barra servi...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Memorial for Angus & Frances
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

Re: Memorial for Angus & Frances

Home territory for Angus In this little compilation taken between 6 and 9/4/17 we see the school building, bottom left where Angus went as a boy. It is still a primary school with a modern annex off to the right. Bottom right is the house where he spent much of his young life, now with a blue roof a...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Memorial for Angus & Frances
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

Re: Memorial for Angus & Frances

Angus & Frances Memorial Update To all who remember Angus, here’s an update on the memorial bench which many of you contributed to. If you were intending to contribute but lost contact with me at the critical time, my apologies but it is now too late. Just as I was giving out payment details the old...
by Tom Carreyette
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Memorial for Angus & Frances
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

Re: Memorial for Angus & Frances

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Pictures of the finished article at Eriskay taken by their daughter, Stella, earlier this month.
by Tom Carreyette
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Memorial for Angus & Frances
Replies: 8
Views: 4221

Memorial for Angus & Frances

We recently passed the anniversary of the death our great friend and contributor Angus Mac Kinnon, who was so much a part of both the original Clydesite Foghorn and the ClydeMaritime Foghorn forums at different times. So I am placing this message on both Foghorns to let you know my intentions for a ...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Talks at Fairfield
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Re: Talks at Fairfield

I managed the Bibby Line talk and hope to make it for tomorrow's.
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Clyde 1974

KGV and CLAYMORE I was always a bit annoyed with myself for not holding the camera steady on this one at East India Harbour. It was the only chance I ever got to photograph either of these two ships. Sadly I never saw KING GEORGE V in operation and at this point she had completed her last season wit...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Clyde 1974

Ships at ToB Enlargements of the two shots showing the ships at Tail o’ the Bank in the distance. Top view taken from Kilcreggan Pier at 2:20pm as the ferry comes in (detail of shot entitled ‘GRANNY KEMPOCK’ above). Lower view from the ferry midway through return crossing at about 5pm (detail from p...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Clyde 1974

CS ALERT -1 From GRANNY KEMPOCK now crossing back over to Kilcreggan about 5pm we get a sunlit broadside view of the cableship. CS ALERT was built at Fairfield’s in 1961 for HM Postmaster General as simply ALERT. She was 6413grt and measured 417 x 55 x 22ft draught (127 x 16.5 x 6.8m) with twin scre...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Clyde 1974

Cardwell Bay Jetty Walking round to Cardwell Bay on the east side of Gourock there was this little naval jetty. The US Navy personnel working at the Polaris Submarine Base in the Holy Loch near Dunoon used it for their tender, linking them to the railhead for Glasgow. The UK MoD also used it for ber...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Re: Clyde 1974

842 12-10-74s.jpg 841 12-10-74s.jpg GRANNY KEMPOCK Moving to Saturday 12th October 1974, this is a run on the 2:20pm ferry from Kilcreggan to Gourock, which was Ritchie’s GRANNY KEMPOCK. She was an Admiralty tender of the 61½ foot wooden motor fishing vessel type (built as MFV 137 in 1942 at Islewo...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clyde 1974
Replies: 13
Views: 5361

Clyde 1974

838 1-10-74s.jpg VIGILANT & MINNA My career started at the Scott Lithgow Training Centre (SLTC), Greenock at the end of June 1974, where I worked until my first term at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, starting in early October that year. On my last day at SLTC, 1st October 1974, I decided to take ...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Greenock 1977

Photo: Sugar berth 21-9-77 The ship discharging at the sugar berth is BORDABARRI and BOOKER VULCAN is waiting her turn across from her. The weather ship is also berthed on the other side. The Booker ship was built at Gdansk in 1968 as SEAHAWK, was renamed SEA VIKING later that year then CONCORDIA SE...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Greenock 1977

Photo: Last days of TORCH 21-9-77 Two days later on Wednesday 21st September 1977 at 4:40pm I’m again out with my camera after work. I’d had another day in the Design Office, this time on lifting beam calculations to check some of the yard plant. I’d heard that the old steam buoy tender TORCH dating...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:24 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Greenock 1977

Photo: Vic Harbour1 19-9-77 Moving on almost 2 weeks to Monday 19th September 1977 at 4:40pm here are more after work shots in Greenock. At that time Victoria Harbour was the main base for tugs between jobs, both Clyde Shipping and Cory (ex Steele & Bennie) tugs. Looking over the sterns of FLYING FO...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Greenock 1977

Photo: JWD2 7-9-77 This was the basis of my New Year card, which put me in mind to make up this set. Under the bow of BOOKER VANGUARD we see the WORLD SCORE at the Scott Lithgow join up quay within Great Harbour, which I have already shown closer up. In James Watt Dock ahead of where I’m standing is...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Greenock 1977

Photo: New GARROCH HEAD 7-9-77 Moving forward to Wednesday 7th September 1977 again I had my camera with me to take some shots after work. That day I’d been working on rudder stock design for the Blue Flues. I noted that motor ‘puffers’ SPARTAN and GLENCLOY were both in our own drydock together at C...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Re: Greenock 1977

Photo: Weather Ships 17-8-77 Walking back to James Watt Dock here’s two of the weather ships. WEATHER REPORTER (awaiting disposal) and ADMIRAL BEAUFORT (ex WEATHER MONITOR) outboard of her. There were 4 of these ex RN Castle Class corvettes in the Met Office service dating from 1944. Two of them wer...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Greenock 1977
Replies: 8
Views: 2598

Greenock 1977

Now I’m going to start posting some material that was put onto the original Clydesite a few years back, but most of the photos are now at higher resolution and kept together in the sequences they were originally taken, plus they are supplemented with some I’ve not shown before. I am also including s...
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Mo Ghile Mear
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Mo Ghile Mear

What a stellar lineup. I've been lucky enough to see all these singers live and close up at Celtic Connections over the years. This year I saw Allan MacDonald a few times singing, reciting and playing (pipes & whistles) and Mary Ann Kennedy both performing and presenting her late night Radio 3 show....
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Wild Mountain Thyme
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: Wild Mountain Thyme

Dick Gauchan was another one I got to see this year. I even had a chance for a chat with him. Most folk musicians are very approachable and affable - it'a all part of the ethos of being a folk musician - staying in touch with ordinary folk. I think I caught Aly Bain on that video too. Not sure who t...
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Green Grow the Rashes O
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Green Grow the Rashes O

Enjoyed this Stuart. Michael Marra does a lot of humorous and off the wall songs from a gritty streetwise Dundee perspective. He always sings this one with true feeling and I had the pleasure of hearing him do it live once again at this year's Celtic Connections festival. He introduced it saying thi...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Tom Dunn
Replies: 7
Views: 2368

Re: Tom Dunn

I’ve known Tom Dunn just about all my working life from the time I started in Scotts’ Design Office in 1977 as a student apprentice. By the early 80s I was working closely with him on submarine refit and other projects. I was at his house a couple of times and met his kind wife Moira and also saw hi...
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to everybody here at the very start of 2011. I’m back at home in Glasgow after my week at Kilcreggan. For info this picture was one I took at James Watt Dock, Greenock 7/9/77. Under the bow of BOOKER VANGUARD we see WORLD SCORE fitting out at Scott Lithgow Quay in Great Harbour after the...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: WEC VAN GOGH
Replies: 2
Views: 622

WEC VAN GOGH

A quick hello to my friends here. Hope you all had a good Christmas in spite of weather. Also let me wish you all a Happy New Year when it comes, with good fortune going forward. I meant to post here more often in 2010 – I’ll try and do better in 2011. I’ve been continuing to post on Clydesite/Fogho...
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: More from Girvan 2
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: More from Girvan 2

Old Stumpy built in 1827 as the town jail.
Detail of carved crest.
I left Girvan on the 19:33 train, change at Ayr for Glasgow. A delightfully kept station with flower pots, a signal box and semaphore signals. No electrification here yet. This concludes my set from Girvan 30/8/10.
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: More from Girvan 2
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: More from Girvan 2

I didn’t get the name of CN35 but she was being moved up the slipway as I watched. Angus’s ‘golden oldie’ on the quayside. I think I got his TALISMAN as well. Also a swan imitating a mooring buoy.
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: More from Girvan 2
Replies: 3
Views: 395

More from Girvan 2

LLANTREATH registered at Milford (Haven), a former pilot cutter. From ‘British Harbour Craft’ Marinart 1976, I see she’s 52GT built 1972.
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: More from Girvan 1
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: More from Girvan 1

Old sea salts surveying the scene. Were they fishermen in a previous life?
LOYAL FRIEND, WK676, which Angus showed us.
CRUSADER, with Dartmouth letters DH71 and registered at Kingswear. CRIMSON ARROW astern.
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: More from Girvan 1
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: More from Girvan 1

Views from the breakwater as she headed off for a cruise round Ailsa Craig and back to Ayr.
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: More from Girvan 1
Replies: 2
Views: 364

More from Girvan 1

Seeing the pictures from Angus reminded me I was in Girvan the other day as well. I went all the way from Glasgow with the WAVERLEY on Monday 30th August, her last summer sailing on the Clyde, and a glorious day it was too. View approaching about 16:30 and departing about 15 minutes later.
by Tom Carreyette
Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: AIDA AURA
Replies: 1
Views: 518

AIDA AURA

Taken on one of my recent Kilcreggan visits, Sunday 25th July, when she sailed at 8pm for Oban. Currently she is cruising up in the Norwegian fjiords. She is Italian registered 42289GT, measuring 202 x 28 x 6.3m, according to the AIS data. She was built with that name at Wismar in 2003 for Aida, ori...
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Clydesite
Replies: 72
Views: 22122

Re: Clydesite

Won't let me on either. Just the holding page. Tried address from my favourites and googling for Clydesite, Clydeshipping etc. Forced refresh has no effect. Maybe it's because I'm on AOL. Will keep trying. But will try and keep in touch with folk who are staying here too.
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Calling Ruth ....
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Calling Ruth ....

Thanks to you all. I have sent the messages and 3 roses to Ruth. I expect we'll see her here soon.
by Tom Carreyette
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Calling Ruth ....
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Calling Ruth ....

I was in contact with Ruth again today. She has visited the website, couldn't see names she recognised, but I don't think she got past the initial page. I gave her some more tips and a bit of a who's who of usernames. She says she'll try registering and exploring a bit more as I suggest, but she'll ...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Renfrew Ferry
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Renfrew Ferry

Looks like ISLAND TRADER
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: CLYDE
Topic: Renfrew Ferry
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Renfrew Ferry

Andra

I got this one of the new ferry as I passed in the WAVERLEY upriver after Kilcreggan visit Friday 16th July. Don't know what the boat's called. It looked quite busy here.

Tom
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: FOGHORN
Topic: Message from Ruthie
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Message from Ruthie

Good to see you here Brenda I was in contact with Ruth too and sent her an Email about what's happening and how to get onto here. I'm only just learning myself. She seemed to enjoy North Carolina but was sorry she couldn't contact people on Foghorn to say she was away. Hopefully she will be able to ...
by Tom Carreyette
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: READ ME FIRST
Topic: Just climbed aboard
Replies: 0
Views: 3306

Just climbed aboard

Managed to find my way here after a few shakey steps. After getting my Email confirming activation it was telling me I had wrong password then account not activated. Finally I realised you have to use the link in the Email to get back into the site, not the normal web address. So here I am now. Phew...

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