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Old 27th September 2017, 18:58
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As a former member of the Gourock navy I must advise that enough Gourock
refreshment centres survive to accomodate any number of inmates of the floating concentration camps that visit summertime Greenock. As Bas says , the Cardwell still does the business but also the Vic , Cleats and the Kempock continue to go from strength to strength.
Good to see John defending his home town especially the pubs!
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Old 27th September 2017, 23:27
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What about the Cloch (Davy Jones Locker) and the fairlight many a huf and a Huf
when going to Cragburn and don't forget the chips shops for a fish supper. happy days.
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Surely there is some mistake or misunderstanding !

Last year I hired this lady (initials HC) to do some investigation for myself. She charged a rather modest hourly rate.

Nice to hear the old boat is in such good condition. A credit to her builders and owners.
Some years ago, researchers looking for info on a defunct manufacturers large diesel engine were in Greenock following a bright idea to go round the pubs trying to find any workers who may have been involved in its building. A local worthy directed them to 1 Smith Street where he would find a lot of said workers and, delighted with their coup, they sped off to the given address which is the local cemetery.
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Some years ago, researchers looking for info on a defunct manufacturers large diesel engine were in Greenock following a bright idea to go round the pubs trying to find any workers who may have been involved in its building. A local worthy directed them to 1 Smith Street where he would find a lot of said workers and, delighted with their coup, they sped off to the given address which is the local cemetery.
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1, South St.

"following a bright idea to go round the pubs trying to find any workers who may have been involved in its building."
Now there's a contrived mission if I ever saw one!
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Almost right:
1, South St.

"following a bright idea to go round the pubs trying to find any workers who may have been involved in its building."
Now there's a contrived mission if I ever saw one!
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What about the Cloch (Davy Jones Locker) and the fairlight many a huf and a Huf
when going to Cragburn and don't forget the chips shops for a fish supper. happy days.
At the cloch on Friday night 8 pints for a pound!
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Not sure if the original poster is still looking for info on Shianne (Bethamar). My father in law is the maternal grandson of the original owner. She was named for his two daughters Elizabeth and Margaret. They also owned the Marabeth which is of a similar vintage. i am currently trying to find any photos we have of her, but we do have an old video with old film of Bethamar being launched.

let me know if you are interested.

Yes, Scotty I am very interested. Email is best please on [email protected].

She's just coming out of the yard in Southwold this weekend bound for Ipswich.

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/1w9taa21xq..._1785.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/csbiqakxvy..._1783.jpg?dl=0

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Old 24th June 2018, 20:18
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Motor yacht Musette

Hello, whilst wandering around a boatyard we came across "Musette".
She looks to be the right period for the Adams built yacht mentioned in one of the early posts of this thread We were wondering if anyone has any information on this once grand lady.
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Old 4th August 2019, 18:38
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Just picked this oval brass plate up today. Reads "James Adam & Sons, Yacht & Boat Builders Cove Yard Docking Slip, GOUROCK.N.B."

Found out here on the West Coast, but could have been picked up anywhere I guess.
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Just picked this oval brass plate up today. Reads "James Adam & Sons, Yacht & Boat Builders Cove Yard Docking Slip, GOUROCK.N.B."

Found out here on the West Coast, but could have been picked up anywhere I guess.
What does the N.B. stand for ?.
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What does the N.B. stand for ?.
North Britain!
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Old 7th August 2019, 05:17
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What does the N.B. stand for ?.
New Brunswick. One of Canada's maritime provinces.
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New Brunswick. One of Canada's maritime provinces.
Gourock isnít in New Brunswick.
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It's not in North Britain either .
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Gourock isnít in New Brunswick.
Was sure I found a reference to them the other day, but looking again I think you must be right about the firm not being in New Brunswick.

When you see an address in Canada that says "N.B." there's only one answer: New Brunswick.

As for "North Britain", is that an Englishman's term for Scotland?
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It's not in North Britain either .
Iím afraid it is. The victorians and earlier referred to Scotland as North Britain. Hopefully Iíve attached a reference and a photo of a safe I picked up years ago when I bought and sold antiques. Falkirk is definitely not in New Brunswick.
Being a Bairn I held on to everything labelled Falkirk, which ultimately led to me packing in the shop. You canít trade and collect at the same time because you buy what you like and canít bear to part with it.
When I bought the safe my wife gave me a roasting for spending £20 ( it was a long time ago) on a locked safe, anyhoo I made a key opened it, made another key for the locked drawer and found two gold sovereigns and two half sovereigns. She came round to it then.
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Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
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Thank you, Pitcrew. A nice anecdote and interesting reference.
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Andrew (gt6pilot),

Yes I have information on MUSETTE including owners and specifications.
The yacht was last reported in 1982.

Regards,
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