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Harbour View - c1960

Harbour View - c1960

Date Added: 01 January 2003 Contributor: Unknown Year: 1960 Picture No: 194

A view of the harbour from the base of the lookout tower.

Albums: Landscapes and Views, The Sea


Shows the lifeboat which came in 1958 so possibly 1960. Comment left on 22 April 2003 by Robert Hogg
Shows the two cobles and the double ended motor boat the "Salmon". Geordie Morrison was in charge of it and I spent many an early summers morning - 4 or 5 o'clock rises!! - not bad for a young boy!
The other wee m/boat belonged to Willie Ross. It was built by Andersons in Stromness, and he sailed it down the coast by himself.
Comment left on 05 December 2003 by Dennis Manson
I think Willie Ross had the "Uproar", but can anyone recall the name of the boat on this side of the lifeboat? It belonged to Albert Watson. Comment left on 04 January 2006 at 23:08 by Ronald Stewart
Was it the "Endeavour" ? ...Clem Watson would know for sure ..But that name seems to ring a Bell ? Comment left on 05 January 2006 at 12:50 by John Macdonald
If im not mistaken Ron. It is Alberts Endurance. Comment left on 05 January 2006 at 22:33 by Pat Swanson
This boat appears to have a forward wheelhouse and cabin which the Endeavour never had - I think that's the Enterprise lying at the steps.
After having another look I can see the Endeavour's stern showing up between the lifeboat and the pier.
Comment left on 06 January 2006 at 18:28 by Ian Jack
Has this been addressed before? Who designed Cromarty harbour? When was it built? Who built it? Who paid for it to be built? Who decided it would be built? The harbour in this photo is similar to the old harbour at Buckpool, Buckie. That area is now part of a walking trail, but I remember a similar set of stone steps at the right. Comment left on 09 May 2006 at 04:23 by Margaret Tong
Margaret, a visit to the history section of the Cromarty Harbour Trust website answers all your questions and a few you have not asked as well. Enjoy. Comment left on 09 May 2006 at 15:18 by Arthur Bird
Thank you for the link, Arthur! I am looking forward to exploring the Cromarty Harbour Trust website when I move into a "temporary" apartment soon, while my house is being renovated.
Your videos are way cool!
I don't remember you from Cromarty visits, but perhaps we are from the same vintage?

Comment left on 17 May 2006 at 03:42 by Margaret
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