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Mactavish, John McKenzie (1871–1938), shipwright and educationist  

Jonathan Rose

Mactavish, John McKenzie (1871–1938), shipwright and educationist, was born in the Scottish fishing village of Tarbert, Loch Fyne, on 18 July 1871, the son of Alexander Mactavish, a carpenter, and his wife, Euphemia McKenzie. He had no formal schooling beyond the elementary level but he did much to educate himself, and even in his early years in ...

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Wadia family (per. c. 1730–1893), shipbuilders in India master builder  

Anne Bulley

Wadia family (per. c. 1730–1893), shipbuilders in India, were Parsi shipwrights, famed for the excellence of their teak ships, and employed by the East India Company in the Bombay dockyard. The first family member to work for the company was Lowjee Nusserwanjee Wadia ...

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