Who knew the name "Glencairn" was used for something else before the whisky glasses we all love and use today? A British steamer named SS Glencairn appeared in the 1940 film The Long Voyage Home. The movie was adapted from a series of plays written in the 1910s called the Glencairn Plays, which take place on the eponymous fictional ship. There is an even earlier reference to a real ship with the same name that was built in 1878: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Glencairn_(ship,_1878) I wonder if this sailing vessel inspired the name that appeared in the plays and where they came up with the name in the first place.

Posted by Willem Kilian at 2023-05-07 08:12:35 UTC