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    Default Wick Fishing Boats

    What about:-

    Resonance Skipper Hugh Malcolm
    Royal Burgh Skipper "Beelie Caa" (can't remember his proper name)
    Reaper Skipper Wm Budge, Keiss (crab boat who fished handlines in winter)

    Pilot Star originally skippered by Tom Budge, father of Alister
    Rosebank skippered by "Beathie" before George Thain
    Snowdrop also skippered by Tom Watson

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    Hi Fly "beelie caa" was really William Shearer who had the Royal Burgh built in Wick He had a boat called the Reward before that . The Royal Burgh was sold to Macduff before returning as the Deveronside to Lybster when Donald Calder bought her
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    this has been some thread . talk about nostalgia peter even the late willie sinclair harbour would be proud of you
    its not the boats alone but the WORTHIES that have come up with it
    well done regards tony

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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
    Geordie and Arthur Doull best butchers in Wick Trinkie, Then came The Harrold Brothers ,ofcoarse thats from the Wick side,great butchers from Pountley side too, not forgetting Donnie Angus at Harbour,wonderful memories.

    Pennylane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennylane View Post
    Geordie and Arthur Doull best butchers in Wick Trinkie, Then came The Harrold Brothers ,ofcoarse thats from the Wick side,great butchers from Pountley side too, not forgetting Donnie Angus at Harbour,wonderful memories.

    Pennylane
    Sorry forgot to add that they all supplied to the fishing boats

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    Aye Tony There were some rare guys about Robert Swanson (num) George Thain Donald MacDonald (dusty) James MacKay (fletter) George More (and his dad Rab) Ronnie Sutherland (pep) etc etc and while they enjoyed their dram it would be a great mistake to underestimate their skill and intelligence These guys were suberb navigators in a time before radio navigation aids when there was only clocks and compasses to help them
    They have my total admiration

    I beleive both Bill Wisemans boats the Rival and Stack Rock are still going as houseboats in England as is the Golden Spinney Superb Procure Spindrift and Ajax
    The Gleaners and Girl Linda are houseboats in West Scotland I beleive whilst the 1st Boy Andrew is now a diving boat called the Gallic Rose and the Ardent is a houseboat on the Caledonian Canal
    All best
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    Last edited by peter macdonald; 25-Oct-08 at 20:34.

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    The Ardent WK 55 is now a house boat on the Caledonian Canal Im told. I believe there is a picture of her on Shipsnostalgia.com somewhere & a few of her on Trawler photos
    Cmey e Scorries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennylane View Post
    Sorry forgot to add that they all supplied to the fishing boats
    that shop was originally jean reids and geordie and arthur both worked for her. my first job was message boy there and also made the sausages
    in those days the shop closed at nine o clock at night also worked in drs and humped oil down to the boats
    dobie cormack did the delivery on wheels tony

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    I'll always remember George Lyall's at the harbour front,I think he delivered stores to the majority if not all of the boats in Wick.......

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    A few older fishing boats from Wick can be seen in this project from Hillhead school in 2001
    http://www.caithness.org/links/kids/...ject/index.htm

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    danny alexander built several boats at his yard but cant remember them all now tony

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    Tony .off the top of my head
    Venus
    Fisher Boy
    Girl Mina
    Pentland Swell
    Royal Burgh
    Good Hope
    Fisher Boy
    Two Boys
    Enterprise
    Ocean Swell
    Golden Dawn
    Golden Chance

    All best
    and the dredger Badger
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    I used to deliver groceries to the same boats as Jock . I worked in George Lyalls next door to Donnie Angus. Rare old times. I remember you there Jock.
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    Peter - there was a film made in Wick after the Enterprise towed in the juny. I can not for the life of me remember the name of the film.We all got 5 bob for doing extra's in some of the scenes. The premiere was shown in the pavilion. Some of the scenes were shot in a house in Argyle Sq.
    The opportunity of a lifetime must be taken in the lifetime of the opportunity

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    this would be some film to get a hold off.
    know two of the crew in the enterprise at that time and will see if they know anything of it tony

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    Am I right in thinking that the Royal Burgh was the last fishing boat built in Wick. I remember her being launched into the river, off the north pier.

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    Somewhere I have a fairly nice photo of the Alert in Wick bay.

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    drumbeat..... skipper hank henstridge

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    Domino the last one was the Golden Chance for Gilbert Reid of Thurso
    Venus WK33 built for MacKay of Dunbeath then sold to Stromness 1959
    Fisher Boy WK150 built 1932 for Bremners Wick lost at Thurso 1949
    Girl Mina WK172 built for Stewarts Wick sold to Sanday broken up recently
    Pentland Swell Wk353 built 1948 for Thurso Fishselling Co became Mayflower FR210 in Fraserburgh
    Royal Burgh WK561 built for William Shearer sold to MacDuff then back to Lybster as Deveronside WK176
    Good Hope WK209 built 1948 for Donn Latheronwheel sold to Fleetwood
    Fisher Boy WK 150 built 1952 for Bremners Wick lost Brims Ness 1953
    Two Boys WK 151 built 1947 for Plowman Wick went to Thurso then Ireland in 1960
    Enterprise WK229 built for M Sinclair Keiss sunk off Noss Head 1975
    Ocean Swell WK23 built for Bain Wick sold to Lossiemouth as Osprey INS 142
    Golden Dawn W173 built for Adamson Wick sold to Ireland
    Golden Chance WK 22 for Gilbert Reid sold to Maryport broken up recently
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    Last edited by peter macdonald; 26-Oct-08 at 23:42.

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    Would love to see any old films with the old Wick boats in.

    The film after the Juny was brought in would be great to see as my father was on the Enterprise the day they found her. I was only a baby when this happened but I seem to remember my dad telling me that the skipper of the Juny visited our house, must have been when they came to pick her up.

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