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Caption for Carrickfergus, Fisherman's Quay 1897: A safely loaded rowing boat is pushed away from the stone quay of the commercial harbour leading out into Belfast Lough. It is interesting that the boatman is using an oar on the starboard side, and is watching the effect on the craft as the boy standing with both hands on the port oar takes the strain on the rowlock. Clearly, he does not want the boy to exert too much pressure and so counteract his own actions, which would turn the boat too quickly and make it collide with the moored craft ahead. Together, they can control the boat until it is in open water, where it will be safer and easier to turn.

An extract from Picturesque Harbours Photographic Memories.

Memories of Carrickfergus

I remember this shot very well. My dad had his fishing boat there, he would take us to Bangor for the day from this spot. To be sure some of you would remember Geordy McFall. My uncle Hammie Loughlin once gave me a beautiful night shot of the castle all lit up from this view, unfortunately apparently too beautiful as the (...Read full memory)

My Mum, Anna Gregg, was evacuated here during the Second World War, a long way from her mother and family in Belfast. My sisters, my eldest daughter and eldest grand-daughter came here with my mum a few years ago. Mum could still remember all the shops and places she went to whilst she was evacuated here. Does anybody else have memories of being evacuated here or of my mum?

Ahh the memories. I was born at 22 Irish Quarter South,home of my Grandfather, Arthur Bamford, a house that stood at the top of the coal quay, pulled down in 1949, a garage stands there now. Caught many a mackeral off the end of the coal quay too. Haven`t been home since December 2000, maybe one day.

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