YACHT DESTROYED BY FIRE

MILNGAVIE AND BEARSDEN HERALD, 10 JULY 1937

YACHT DESTROYED BY FIRE

Helensburgh Fire Brigade were called out on Wednesday to a fire that had broken out in the motor yacht Maureen, belonging to Mr Eric A Hunter, Bearsden. The yacht was lying moored off Blairvaddick Bay, near Shandon, on the Gareloch.

The Gareloch as seen from Shandon

Those in charge made an effort to beach her, and as the brigade arrived the tanks burst and blew out the deck, scattering burning oil and petrol on the water. The brigade had to bring their motor for close on half a mile along the shore, and the firemen stood in the water up to their waists holding the line of hose.

The cause of fire is not known, and the yacht was completely destroyed. Last Saturday, in the 156 miles race for motor yachts, Maureen was third.

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