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Can anyone help decipher this writing?

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:22 am    Post subject: Can anyone help decipher this writing? Reply with quote

I'm writing up a short biography of a man for the "Digging In" project at Pollok Park, and the previous trade listed on his service record is eluding me.



To my eyes it looks like it might be Master Mariner, what does everyone else think?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:04 am    Post subject: Occ looks like Reply with quote

Master Mariner.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Ships/Owners/Craig.html

R. & J. Craig, Glasgow
157, St. Vincent Street,
Glasgow.
Craig favoured only two shipbuilders for his sailing ships. The first 10 ships were built by Connell of Glasgow and the 12 fourmasted ships were all built by Barclay, Curle & Co. in Glasgow.
In the beginning of the 20th century the County ships began to look for other trades and could be found loading case oil in Philadelphia for the Far East, coal in Cardiff for Capetown, or grain from the Pacific Northeast for Europe.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, definately Master Mariner.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, I was fairly sure that's what it said but wanted some fresh eyes on it to make sure.
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