An Ayrshire Shipbuilder - The Story of John McIntyre, by Dougal McIntyre

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An Ayrshire Shipbuilder - The Story of John McIntyre, by Dougal McIntyre
An Ayrshire Shipbuilder - The Story of John McIntyre, by Dougal McIntyre

Published by Woodfield in 2006, 102 pages. Large A4 size softback (N4458)

From the rear side cover: The absorbing reminiscences of a fourth generation Clydeside shipbuilder, whose working life of 50 years took him through eight shipyards from Paisley to Yoker to Canada to Alloa to Govan then finally to Troon and Irvine, having influenced, through design or construction, the well-being of over 100 ships, many of which are illustrated in this account.

His own handwritten recollections have been brought together with photographs and additional material researched by his grandson Dougal McIntyre. This history voyages through the highs and lows of the Scottish shipbuilding industry from his 1860's upbringing on Clydeside to his successful establishment of the shipyard at Irvine for the Ayrshire Dockyard Company, and his 1930's retirement years in Ayr.

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound - the book looks like it has never been read!

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