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Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, Scotland

 This morning, I visited Port Glasgow to research addresses pertinent to John McKay and his wife Agnes Sweeney who resided in the town, as did their respective parents, prior to the McKay couple’s eventual emigration to the U.S.A. in 1920s. 

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Sailing on Firth of Clyde, Scotland

 This evening, I am focusing on the Firth of Clyde, S.W.Scotland. Firth is a Scottish word meaning bay or estuary which in this case means the broadening stretch of water where the River Clyde enters the sea. This area has a long history dating back to Roman times, has numerous castles dotted along the edges, was at the forefront of the Iindustrial Revolution but today is perhaps best known for activities such as sailing and as a cruise ship destination (Greenock). A summary of some of the more important places and sites is as follows:

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This morning, I collected my tour group from the Queen Elizabeth at Greenock, Firth of Clyde and then proceeded as follows:

First to Bearsden Roman Bath House. This was connected with a nearby fort on the Antonine Wall which dates from around AD 142.

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