Author Results for Alan Platt

Straws in the Wind of Change: a Business Study of Two Barques in the Earlier Years of Sail’s Decline

By Alan Platt

Rarely used documents outline the commercial successes of two barques from Glasgow which took on the Far Eastern trade in the 1870s and early 1880s. The changing cargoes reflect the measure of the impact of the Suez Canal on such trade routes. The pay back time of 7.6 years proved this a very profitable enterprise. […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration | Merchant Marines

Note: Alexander Cowan, Shipwright, 1904-2003

By Alan Platt

The long life of one of the shipwrights on the Clyde who survived the changing fortunes of the industry. Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Internal Waterways
Subjects include: Biography | Harbours & Dockyards