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Mary Stanford is going home

Mary Stanford, the most gallant lifeboat, has been left deteriorating in Grand Canal Dock. Fortunately a group has been established to bring her back to Ballycotton and preserve and restore her. See themarystanford.com for details and to support this worthy

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Captain Hutchison

Captain William Hutchison (1793-1881): the first Harbourmaster of Kingstown 1817-1874; Coxswain of the Dublin port lifeboat based at Sandycove; Ex Lieutenant in RN; Inspector of Bulloch Quarries; Pilot Master Port of Dublin; Justice of the Peace.

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The Guinness Fleets

The Guinness brewing concern had substantial maritime resources to support distribution of the famous beer. In addition the family spent a lot of their leisure on a range of fabulous pleasure craft. Initially the reach of the brewing concern expanded from 1790 thanks to the commencement of the Irish canal system. Barge transport enabled distribution of their beer from Dublin and import of malt from all parts of the country.

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Why are goods transported on land called a "shipment" and why are goods transported by sea called "cargo"?