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John Ogle, Son and Co

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Of Hope Foundry, Preston

1852 Letter from Andrew Ogle concerning a fatal boiler explosion at Euxton, describing serious shortcomings observed and reported by their engineer[1].

1857 Launch of the iron vessel Bogota from their shipbuilding yard at March End. Built for Blythe and Troughton. Also launched on the same day, an iron-hulled yacht, the Anne, designed by Jonathan Grindrod of Liverpool for his own use[2].

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Sources of Information

  1. Preston Chronicle, 7 August 1852
  2. Preston Chronicle, 2 May 1857