Jock's memories and his keen interest in his grandchildren's achievements tie together four generations of Muirs who have made their mark in the maritime world. It represents very nearly a century of continuous association with the sea and the Muir story is unusual because the association involves all aspects. Since the early l900s, Muirs have been sailing, building boats, designing, running boatyards, slipways and chandleries. Muir's are now involved with powercraft, windsurfers, marine engineering and chandleries. Also, they are still racing successfully. Ernie Muir (Jock's Father) was born at Low Head where his father was lighthouse keeper. He was the second son of William Muir and Elizabeth Anne (nee Bain). He had two brothers, Alex and Laurie and two sisters, Alice (Varley) and Kate (Denny). Jock was the eldest of five children born to Ernie and Elsie (nee Haigh), who also came from a seafaring family. He married Mollie (nee McAllister) and they have four children: Lynette (married Wayne Denehey); John (married Wendy Harwood) ; Ross (married Judy Boon) and Greg (married Sue Gledhill). Jock had three brothers and a sister: Max Muir married Phyllis Armstrong, they have two sons, Phillip (married Gabrielle) and Stephen. Wallace Muir, who is survived by his widow, Joyce and three daughters, Stephanie, Pam and Debbie. Bessie Muir married Jack Taylor and they have two sons and two daughters: Graham (married Marion Dunkley), Helen (married Anthony Curtyne), Pat (married Gwyn Morgan) and Andrew. Don Muir married Ida Savoury and they have a son and daughter, Mike (married Belinda Sims) and Jacqueline. Jock said of his brother Wallace who died in 1969: 'He was a very skilled engineer and a first class seaman who competed in several Sydney to Hobart races." Max Muir, born in 1916, was Jock's "right hand man" at Muir's boatyard, and as recorded in an earlier chapter, retired in 1984. The youngest in the family, Don Muir, founded Muir Marine Sales in the sixties. Now trading as Powercraft Marine, it is adjacent to Muir's Boatyard and is situated on one of the Point's old historic slipyards.