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a regular basis so do check back periodically to find out about
our latest news.
If you have any information about the Teviotdale 1876
Clipper Ship that you think we may be interested to hear about
or include on our web-site, in please contact us.
We would be delighted to hear from any
descendants of crew-members who where on board the ship during
its final, or any of its previous voyages. She had several captains
over her short life, two we know of; Captain Nicol (officially logged
at Wellington NZ, 26th August 1875) and Captain Robert Jones who
set sail on 26th July 1876 from Camperdown Dock, Dundee. This
was to be the fateful and final voyage of the Teviotdale
during which the ship was abandoned due to uncontrollable fire
Call for help....(29th
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are looking for your help in locating the descendants of a Scottish
artist by the name of A. R. Blair. He may have been
a professional artist or indeed an amateur working is his spare
time. Blair was probably from Tullibody or Alloa in Clackmannanshire,
Scotland. Blair was commissioned by George Jenkins to create
a series of pictures to show the final voyage and adventures of
the Teviotdale in 1876. The pictures depicted various
aspects of life on board the three-masted clipper ship during
its passage around the world. We know George Jenkins visited
London to have 'lantern slides' created from them and George subsequently
used these slides to give an illustrated talk to a packed audience
in the Tullibody Public Hall on 18th December 1909.
As a result of the news of the publication of our book, w have been contacted by a long-lost distant family member to say that they are the proud owners of TWO of the original paintings for the Teviotdale by Mr A. R. Blair - what a find! We will bring you images of the paintings very soon.
We are also trying to track down the whereabouts of an original
painting of the Teviotdale in 1872 by the Scottish artist
Samuel H Fyfe. There is evidence to show such a painting
exists and it appears to be in the hands of a private collector.
The painting will show a 3-masted sailing ship, much like
the clipper ship Cutty Sark, also built in 1869. Please
contact us if you can shed any like on this work of art. The
painting may be in Scotland or perhaps even further afield, who
For all inquiries please contact:
and we will be back in touch with you shortly.
The inspirations for the creation of Teviotdale website are to tell the story about the George Jenkins and his ship.
There are several charities that are important to the Jenkins family; to give
credit to all the sailors and able-seamen who have served on board
ships world-wide, for whatever purpose or reason over the last
Supporting Muscular Dystrophy UK has been very important to the Jenkins family, since several members
of the family over two generations have endured the effects of this heredity disease,
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. Visit the 'In Memoriam' page to read more about how it affected the Jenkins family members.
Visit the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society who have been
supporting the needs of seafarers since 1839. Click here
to find out more about the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society.
Other supported charities include the RNLI and the Epilepsy Society. All the charities we support raise much-needed funds for general needs and from time-to-time for specific campaigns. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution exists for saving lives at sea. Click here to find out more about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Visit the In Memoriam Dedication page
to read the dedication to the Jenkins family.
For many of us our ocean experience is that of a ferry-crossing,
a yachting holiday or time spent on a cruise-ship. Rarely do we
experience really bad weather, let alone perilous or life-threatening
conditions as can be found in the great oceans. It is times
like these that the sailor or merchant seaman earns his 'salt'
or worth. We rely on professional sailors, skippers and
masters with their experience, knowledge and skills to navigate
vessels loaded with passengers and cargo a safe passage through
stormy waters and into port.
A percentage of our profits from the sale of Teviotdale products will go to our
approved and recognized charity or charities. Visit our charity
fundraising page for more information on the charities we support
and for links to each of the charities' own web-site.
A really big 'thank-you' to everyone who has made donations to
our charities, either directly or by purchasing Teviotdale products. They really do need your continued support and
all donations however large or small are gratefully received and
go towards making the lives of those affected by disease or mis-fortune
that little bit more tolerable.
Thank you, from Stuart.
This page was last updated 12th April 2020.