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« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2011, 09:33:21 AM »
Thanks a lot for the photos and the article, they're great. That was a nice wee bonus I never expected to see. It had never ocurred to me to look for the ss Helen Craig on the Preston side. The Captain Kennedy mentioned in the paper was my grandfather. He met my granny in Preston and "shipped" her over to live in Belfast. The story about the rotten cargo was news to me too. I only wish my father or some of my uncles were still around to hear what they would say about that. Sadly, the men of that whole generation are gone now. That makes finding something like this so valuable for the memories. Thanks to all for your fast replies. I didn't expect such a quick turn around and I appreciate it a lot. Frank

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« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2011, 03:56:49 PM »
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Happy to help, nice to see your grandfather was mentioned in the article.

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« Reply #32 on: March 26, 2011, 04:03:38 PM »
Hi Frank. Check out this link. ...TC
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpsmithbarney/5212954354/
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« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2011, 04:09:13 PM »
Here is another one showing a Newspaper article about your Grandfather...TC
 
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« Reply #34 on: March 26, 2011, 07:30:25 PM »
Thank you Twocoats. This is "stickin' out" as we used to say. I'm in the States now and nobody knows what that means. I learned more about my grandfather in that article than anybody ever told me before. I didn't know that he actually retired the year I was born. That would explain why I remember him sitting at the fire reading his paper.I also didn't know he only went tp Preston and back. One time I asked my uncle Pat if he went to sea because his father was a sailor. Pat who was deep sea all his career and didn't always get on with his father answered me, "Son, real sailors don't go home for their tea." All the best

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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2011, 05:04:53 AM »
 :hi: hello all you coal boat posters. Great photos and posts. Kelly, Craig boats were as much a part of Belfast as the City Hall.I passed the coal quay on a regular basis , knew some of the bell men who loaded up there.Hard work there, filling coal bags and lumping them onto a cart or lorry.  johnmc

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« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2011, 11:53:29 PM »
I sailed on the Ballyhill,Ballyhill & Ballyrush.
Great wee ships.
Heres the fleg....
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/b.galloway/Kellys Coal Belfast.gif
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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2011, 07:25:01 PM »
I sailed on the Ballyhill,Ballyhill & Ballyrush.
Great wee ships.
Heres the fleg....
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/b.galloway/Kellys Coal Belfast.gif
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Hi McGurggle,   Would you have known Bobby Murphy who skippered the tug that towed the lighters up to the Gas Works back in the 50's.  ??
 
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« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2011, 08:00:06 PM »

Hi McGurggle,   Would you have known Bobby Murphy who skippered the tug that towed the lighters up to the Gas Works back in the 50's.  ??
 
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That was a bit before my time. I started at sea in '65.
BTW that was supposed to read Ballyhill, Ballylesson & Ballyrush.
Sorry I can't help you with Bobby Murphy but I'll ask some of the older boys I know.
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« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2011, 01:53:47 PM »
That was a bit before my time. I started at sea in '65.
BTW that was supposed to read Ballyhill, Ballylesson & Ballyrush.
Sorry I can't help you with Bobby Murphy but I'll ask some of the older boys I know.
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« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2011, 05:13:34 PM »
doe's anyone remember the bay fisher, that was my first boat. or the mv tay.

Here is a nice photo of the MV Bay Fisher
 
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« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2011, 05:16:33 PM »
Another one of the Bay Fisher
 
 
 
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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2011, 05:25:38 PM »
The MV Tay...
 
 
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« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2011, 01:29:30 PM »

Here is a nice photo of the MV Bay Fisher
 

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« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2011, 06:35:29 PM »
YOUR A CHAMPION, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES.

Hi Arder. If you have any more ships that you sailed on I might have photos of them as well. I can put them on the Forum a little larger so you can copy them. .TC
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