During the past month business at the Larne Shipbuilding Works has been exceedingly brisk, and the carrying out of new orders is still proceeding apace. […] There was launched on the 19th inst one steel motor barge, 70 X 16 X 7 feet, and fitted with 40 BHP Bolinder engines, to consume crude oil. The barge was built to the order of Messrs E Dowley & Sons, Ltd, of Carrick-on-Suir.
[…] The motor engines are installed by Bright’s Patent Pulley Co, Portadown.
Larne Times and Weekly Telegraph
22 February 1913
I don’t have the dimensions of the Big Knocknagow, but 70 X 16 is larger than the Little Knocknagow, so I suspect that this shows that the Big Knock was built in Larne and launched in 1913.
No doubt information about the origins of the Little Knock will turn up at some stage.
Posted in Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Foreign parts, Historical matters, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Suir, waterways
Tagged Bolinder, Bright's Patent Pulley Co, Carrick-on-Suir, Dowley, Knocknagow, Larne, Portadown
Some questions and speculations about trade on St John’s Pill in Waterford.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Drainage, Economic activities, Engineering and construction, Extant waterways, Forgotten navigations, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Irish inland waterways vessels, Operations, Restoration and rebuilding, Scenery, Suir, The turf trade, waterways, Waterways management
Tagged barge, boats, Bolinder, bridge, Ireland, St John's Pill, Suir, vessels, Waterford, waterways
Why at least three quarters of its items should be dumped.
Posted in Ashore, Built heritage, Economic activities, Industrial heritage, Ireland, Non-waterway, Operations, The cattle trade, Tourism
Tagged boats, Bolinder, canal, Collins Barracks, de Valera, Dublin, Ireland, national museum, railways, steam, waterways