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Seafarer Finlay Campbell

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SEAFARER Finlay Campbell was born in Helensburgh in 1869. He signed on as an apprentice on a full-sailed clipper ship, the "Earl of Wemyss".

His captain was another Helensburgh man, Captain Colquhoun. Their ship sank during a storm and Finlay was one of a few survivors.

For about 30 years he sailed the seas of the world and, during that time, he saw the change from sail to steam.

He then worked for the North British Railway. He was based at Craigendoran Pier, and crewed on the Clyde steamers. He worked on the "Redgauntlet" and was on it when it ran aground on rocks off Bute.

He ended his career, aged 65, at the Helensburgh Goods Station.

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Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

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