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    Thumbs up Wick fishing boats

    I answered the thread regarding the Spindrift,and it brought back wonderful memories of the large fleet of fishing boats that I used to deliver butcher meat to,when I worked as a butcher boy for Donny Angus (anyone remember him and Willie Coghill ) it got me trying to naming them all, can anyone add to the list.There were lots ??????
    Avelon, Ajax, Ardent,
    Boy Andrew, Boy Peter
    Chance,
    Endevour,
    Gleaners 1 ,Gleaners 2
    Intrepid
    Morning Cloud, Morning Star, Maid of Honour,
    Spindrift, Silver Cloud,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jock leith View Post
    I answered the thread regarding the Spindrift,and it brought back wonderful memories of the large fleet of fishing boats that I used to deliver butcher meat to,when I worked as a butcher boy for Donny Angus (anyone remember him and Willie Coghill ) it got me trying to naming them all, can anyone add to the list.There were lots ??????
    Avelon, Ajax, Ardent,
    Boy Andrew, Boy Peter
    Chance,
    Endevour,
    Gleaners 1 ,Gleaners 2
    Intrepid
    Morning Cloud, Morning Star, Maid of Honour,
    Spindrift, Silver Cloud,
    Also remember the Transcend, Morvenna and Glen Loth.
    My grandad worked on the Morning star for years forget the boat he was on before that though.Did anyone else's relatives?

    Graet idea for a thread well done you!

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    Ah memories when there was a fleet in Wick. Used to love to go down to the South Pier watching the boats coming in and also the mart and see them unloading the catch. Golden Dawn is another I remember.
    Take a hundred lines:- "The word is INFRACTION not INFARTION"

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    Two Boys
    Day Star
    Provider

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    Quote Originally Posted by jock leith View Post
    I answered the thread regarding the Spindrift,and it brought back wonderful memories of the large fleet of fishing boats that I used to deliver butcher meat to,when I worked as a butcher boy for Donny Angus (anyone remember him and Willie Coghill ) it got me trying to naming them all, can anyone add to the list.There were lots ??????
    Avelon, Ajax, Ardent,
    Boy Andrew, Boy Peter
    Chance,
    Endevour,
    Gleaners 1 ,Gleaners 2
    Intrepid
    Morning Cloud, Morning Star, Maid of Honour,
    Spindrift, Silver Cloud,
    My father and his brothers owned the Morning star, and one of my uncles worked on the Enterprize.

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    before Boy Andrew time there was 'Kittiwake'

    Cannot think of the names - some names will come back in time

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    this brings back memories for me too,when my father ran the same butcher shop after donny angus.
    the harbour was so busy then, used to deliver to the boats as well.
    not so good on names but i remember star mackays boat, the Crusader

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    Thumbs down

    Spray
    sprightly
    tern
    golden eagle
    immaculate
    jean and florence

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    my dad worked on the andreas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jock leith View Post
    I answered the thread regarding the Spindrift,and it brought back wonderful memories of the large fleet of fishing boats that I used to deliver butcher meat to,when I worked as a butcher boy for Donny Angus (anyone remember him and Willie Coghill ) it got me trying to naming them all, can anyone add to the list.There were lots ??????
    Avelon, Ajax, Ardent,
    Boy Andrew, Boy Peter
    Chance,
    Endevour,
    Gleaners 1 ,Gleaners 2
    Intrepid
    Morning Cloud, Morning Star, Maid of Honour,
    Spindrift, Silver Cloud,
    Hi there it certainly sets the memory working, another few to add to your list are

    White Heather
    Rose in June
    Laurel
    Spray
    St Vincent
    Atalanta
    Letitia

    and I am sure there are many more to be added yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumber View Post
    My father and his brothers owned the Morning star, and one of my uncles worked on the Enterprize.
    My grandad must've worked for your dad then! Its a small world.

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    Alvera Elaine (became Strathdonan) Skipper Alec Mackenzie then Andy Sutherland
    Moray Lass Skipper Donald Harper
    Bluebell Skipper George More
    Boy Peter Skipper John Sinclair then James Sutherland
    Girl Linda Skipper Donald Stewart
    Girl Mina Skipper Donald Stewart
    Girl Angela Skipper James Plowman
    Avalon Skipper Donald MacKay
    Avalon 11 Skipper Donald MacKay then Raymond Ross
    Avalon 111 Skipper Raymond Ross
    Enterprise Skipper Malcolm Steven then George Swanson then Pat Nichol
    Golden Spinney Skipper John McKenzie then David John Mckenzie
    Ocean Swell Skipper William Bain
    Starlight Skipper George Sinclair
    Convallaria Skipper George Sinclair
    Good Hope Skipper George Donn
    Quo Vadis Skipper George Donn
    Seagull Skipper Thomson Sutherland
    Ivy Skipper John MacLeod then jack Ross
    Mhari Bhan Skipper John macLeod
    Sceptre Skipper John Bisset
    Silver Chord Skipper Ian Ritchie
    Rosemary Skipper Hugh Calder
    Maid of Honour Skipper Jack Carter
    Lea Rig Skipper Hugh Carter then Jimmy Carter
    Valhalla Skipper Hugh Carter
    Quiet Waters Skipper Donald Shearer
    Ebeneezer Skipper Ernie Miller then James Sutherland
    Olive Leaf Skipper James Sutherland
    Girl Ann Skipper Peter Rosie
    Maid of Honour Skipper Hugh Carter
    Sapphire Skipper Jimmy Carter
    Alban Skipper Alex Cowie then Derek MacKillop
    Stroma Isle Skipper David Dunnet
    Tern Skipper George MacCaughy
    Loch Inchard Skipper Desmond McLeod
    Star of Peace Skipper John Bremner
    Halcyon Skipper Earnie Miller
    Harbinger Skipper Donald Miller
    Maldon Skipper Malcolm Steven
    Pilot Star Skipper Alister Budge
    Maldon Skipper Gordon Steven
    Superb Skipper Alister Budge
    White Heather Skipper William Miller
    Golden Eagle Skipper Robert Swanson
    El Alamein Skipper William Smith
    Alert Skipper Robert More
    Andrias Skipper Jack Ross
    Rosebank Skipper George Thain
    Rival Skipper Bill Wiseman
    Stack Rock Skipper Bill Wiseman
    Smiling Morn Skipper tom Gunn
    Leticia Skipper Sandy Miller
    Rose in June Skipper Tom Budge
    Faithfull Skipper George More
    Laurel Skipper Jack Farquhar
    Brighter Morn Skipper Jimmy Gunn
    Firecrest Skipper Jack Ross then Sandy Gunn
    Royal Burgh Skipper Bill Shearer
    Steadfast Skipper Donald Sutherland
    Ben Loyal Skipper Jimmy Carter
    Fram Skipper Ronnie Sutherland
    Heather Anne Skipper Alec Mackenzie
    Leandris Skipper Jack Ross
    Astra Skipper Ronnie Sutherland
    Glen Loth Skipper Andy Sutherland
    Earna Skipper Harold Thurop
    Pentland Swell Skipper Iver MacKay
    Chance Skipper John Sinclair then Donald McKay
    Chance Skipper Donald McKay then George More
    Gleaners Skipper Roderick Bremner then Robert Swanson
    Gleaners 11 Skipper Roderick Bremner then Jim Bremner
    Ardent Skipper John Malcolm
    Spindrift Skipper Archibald Miller
    Kittiwake Skipper John Bremner then Norman Bremner
    Crusader Skipper Donald MacKay
    Ajax Skipper Alister Budge then Donald Plowman
    Spray Skipper John Rosie
    Atalanta Skipper Alister budge
    Westward Skipper Begg
    I just cant mind who had the Economy or the Snowdrop
    Last edited by peter macdonald; 24-Oct-08 at 21:52.

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    Such memories....

    I remember The Golden Dawn, skipper Alfred MacKay - hope I'm right.

    Our Butcher was Geordie Doull

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    Now Peter that list is surely something to be proud of. Well done you for supplying such an interesting piece of history.
    Some of those bring back lots of memories from when I was just a slip of a thing!
    Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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    Trinkie Sanny Adamson was skipper of the Golden Dawn.. Alfred had a share in her along with Sanny and Sannys brother Robert The Golden Dawn was sold to Ireland about 1963
    Dirdyweeker Thanks but Ive missed a couple I think !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinkie View Post
    Such memories....

    I remember The Golden Dawn, skipper Alfred MacKay - hope I'm right.

    Our Butcher was Geordie Doull

    Hi I think you are wrong there he was one of the crew but the skipper was Sanny Adamson.

    Another boat to add to the list is the Fisher Boy Skipper James Bremner

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    Morning Star WK 27 Skipper-Dusty MacDonald i think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tighsonas4 View Post
    Spray
    sprightly
    tern
    golden eagle
    immaculate
    jean and florence
    Sprightly skipper Sanny Adamson
    Tern skipper James Swanson
    Jean and Florence skipper Ronnie Sutherland
    Golden Eagle skipper Robert Swanson
    Immaculate was owned by Walter Sutherland the chemist


    An other one was the
    Solace skipper Harry Clyne
    There were 2 Fisher Boys that Jimmy Bremner had ,the first one was built in Wick and was wrecked on Thurso beach in a gale in the early 1950s the second one was also built in Wick and was wrecked on Brimms Ness around 1956

    Coachman you are correct The Morning Star was built for Donald MacDonald (Dusty) and Hugh MacDonald (Big Hughie from Armadale) around 1955 by Millers of St Monance She was sold to John Taylor of Ulbster and his brothers (Alec MacKenzie skippered her for a while) She then was sold again and Donald Plowman was skipper until she was sold to Hatlepool in 1981 She is now a houseboat in the south of England An occupation shared by the Spindrift and Bill Wisemans old boat the Rival to name but 2
    Last edited by peter macdonald; 24-Oct-08 at 15:53.

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    Maranda skippered by Jimmy Carter
    Saffron also skippered by the "president" Jimmy Carter
    Stack Rock owned by the wisemans of Staxigoe
    Southards owned by Donnie Bain
    Cmey e Scorries

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    how could i forget be in time,skipper j sinclair

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