Historical Articles about James Craig

 

Alan Villiers Crew member of James Craig in 1920. This is an extract from his book “The Set of The Sails”,
evokingly describing his time on board with the language of a great writer of the sea.
Alice Austen New York photographer who took magnificent photographs of James Craig in 1891.
Captain J Maitland Thompson A crew member on James Craig in 1920, talking about his memories of a horrific squall
while on board.
Captain Leslie T Palmer Served as an A.B. on James Craig in 1921, talking about his memories on board.
John “Sharkey” Keen Crew member of James Craig in 1920, talking about his life on board.
Lady Jessie Richmond One of the daughters of J. J. Craig, owner of the ships of the Craig Line, including James Craig.
She has been a great source of information in researching the history of James Craig.
Here she records some of her memories.
Maurice Mulcahy Cew member of James Craig in 1920, talking about his life on board.
Murray Geeves Crew member of James Craig in 1921/22, talking about his life on board.
The James Craig Salvage by Geoff Winter. Geoff was part of the salvage team who refloated James Craig at
Recherche Bay in the early 1970s. Here he tells his story of her recovery.
The James Craig Story by Jeff Toghill. This article, written in 1978, vividly describes the story of James Craig
up to that time.
Pilgrimage to Recherche Bay Phil Renouf made a pilgrimage to see what was left of James Craig‘s resting place in
Recherche Bay.
The Recovery by Jeff Toghill. Jeff was one of the salvage team who refloated James Craig at Recherche Bay
in the early 1970s. Here he tells his story of her recovery.
A Thoroughbred of a Ship by David Wenban – the early history of James Craig (Clan McLeod)