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.
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Some of the boatmen of Carrick-on-suir burned a new boat to the water’s edge, on Monday last, as it was made contrary to the rules of the body, that no boat should be built except an old one was broken up. Informations have been taken.
Clare Journal, and Ennis Advertiser
24 August 1843
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Dublin to and from Waterford
CALLING AT ROSS AND GRAIGUE
The Public are respectfully informed that the Boats of the BARROW NAVIGATION COMPANY call regularly each week to and from the above-mentioned Towns, say on the Mornings of MONDAY and THURSDAY, at Three o’Clock, making TWO deliveries weekly at each end.
The Company having selected Men of the besst characters as Masters of their Boats, they engage the safe delivery of all Goods forwarded, and hope by moderate charges and dispatch to give satisfaction.
GOODS FOR ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND to be forwarded by these Boats, should be directed to the Agents of the Company.
Goods can be forwarded by careful carriers to the following towns, viz:
For further particulars, apply to the Company’s Agents
Mr JOHN KELLY, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin
Mr JOHN M’DONNELL, Custom-House Quay and Lower Thomas-street, Waterford
Mr M W CARR, New Ross
Mr M RYAN, Graigue
Or to the Secretary of the Company, P D LaTOUCHE, Esq, Castle-street, Dublin
Waterford Chronicle 4 November 1854
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