Tag Archives: Scotts of Greenock

Seawards The Great Ships

Maritime and offshore news website gCaptain recently got quite excited about some remarkable ship launching footage from Croatia. [Update December 10 2014: unfortunately the original HD footage of the heavy lift ship Jumbo Kinetic’s launching at Brodosplit Shipyards, Croatia was … Continue reading

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Miss Lovibond

There is an old Irish song that says “going to a wedding was the making of another”. That may have been so in G.L. Watson’s case, albeit events moved forward in decidedly slow motion. In 1881, George’s sister Ellen got … Continue reading

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Steam Yacht Racing

“Organised steam yacht racing on the Clyde there is happily none. At the same time, there is many an impromptu ‘dust-up’ when a pair of friends with boats known to be pretty well matched happen to come alongside of each … Continue reading

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