Colour postcard of the boats at the baths

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Colour postcard of the boats at the baths

#1 Post by Brian » Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:31 pm

There are plenty of Black and White cards but not that many in colour (that I can remember) of the boats for rent at the baths - so this may be of interest

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#2 Post by Jacana » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:04 pm

I reckon this photo to have been taken in the early 1960's
The majority of the boats were owned by Hughie White (alias The Turk) and were for rental.
The large green boat to the right of the picture was called "The Daisy"
At the end of a busy day it was a 6 person endeavour to carry this boat from low water to where they park overnight.
Boats were put onto the beach in late May/early June and usually remained until mid September
and no vandalism.......those were the days!!!!!
I recognise some privately owned boats which belonged to:
The PURDY Boys
Kieran and Seamus Beattie
Roy and Robin Prescott and also Liam Bradley.
I do not recognise the yacht which is moored but it could have belonged to any of the following families,
Kenneth / Gerald McMahon ( when they resided at the Seven Steps)
Turlough/Jack O'Hare
Dr Donal O'Tierney
or perhaps Luam Bradley.


This mooring was often referred to as the 'graveyard mooring ' as so many yachts broke their moorings and suffered damage on the beach

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#3 Post by flyght1 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:21 pm

The green boats belonged to John Mc Ateer Thomas st

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#4 Post by dabarry » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:12 pm

Turlough O'Hare and Myself spent a lot
of time in The Turk's boats.

Happy days, simple pleasures.

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#5 Post by mags » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:16 am

I think the yacht belonged to Philip Crozier and his brother.

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#6 Post by Jacana » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:35 am

Not sure that Alfred and Philip has a sailing yacht.
They definitely had a vey large rowing boat which I believe had a small Seagull outboard. I recall seeing a picture of this boat.
Perhaps another forum member can confirm this !

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#7 Post by Kinnard » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:58 am

Happy new year to one and all and may the forum go from strength to strength a wonderful source of information especially for those of us not living at home in the Point. Yes we did have a 16 ft. rowing boat with a small outboard the yacht anchored i think belonged to Liam Bradley.
I remember one stormy night in September 1952/53 Dr O'Teirney's yacht broke its mooring and was wrecked on the beach lots of people were watching but couldn't do anything too dangerous
Philip Crozier

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#8 Post by mags » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:56 pm

Happy New Year Philip, hope its a good one for you.

My reason for thinking it was your yacht was because Alfie took me out in the
rowing boat to a yacht that was moored about the same place as the one in the photo.
After getting me on board he promptly pushed the rowing boat away from the side of the yacht
and started rowing back to the shore. I'm sure everyone in the Point must have heard me screaming as there was a slight swell and I was petrified! He did come back for me eventually and thought it was a good laugh. I finally forgave him when I saw the funny side of it. Coral. x

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#9 Post by George Williamson » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:22 am

Father Mc Mullan had a beautiful sail boat he anchored off the Baths. I often swam out to it. It was probably larger that the the boat in the picture. Happy New Year to all Forum readers.

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#10 Post by xpaddy » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:43 pm

I remember Fr. McMullan's Boat
as well.
It was a lovely big boat.
It was something to have a boat
like that then.

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