Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Of Dalbeattie

Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The building of the bridge over the River Urr at Craignair in 1797 and the rapid expansion of the granite industry in Dalbeattie attracted more people to settle in the town. By 1810 work in the quarries was plentiful, and over the next 30 years a lot of tradespeople settled and founded businesses in Dalbeattie. William McMaster Murdoch, was born in Dalbeattie on 28 February 1873, he was a Scottish sailor who was notable as the first officer of the Titanic. Mystery also surrounds his death on 15 April 1912. Born from a family of sailors, he was employed by the White Star Line in 1900 and quickly became an officer. In 1903, his leadership became recognized when he avoided a collision with the Arabic. In April 1912, he served as First Officer aboard the RMS Titanic. He is notable as the officer in charge on the bridge the night when the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. He was one of the 1,500 people who died in the disaster.

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