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Harbour View - c1960
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Harbour View - c1960

A view of the harbour from the base of the lookout tower.
Picture added on 01 January 2003
Shows the lifeboat which came in 1958 so possibly 1960.
Added by Robert Hogg on 22 April 2003
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.
Added by Dennis Manson on 05 December 2003
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.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 04 January 2006
Was it the "Endeavour" ? ...Clem Watson would know for sure ..But that name seems to ring a Bell ?
Added by John Macdonald on 05 January 2006
If im not mistaken Ron. It is Alberts Endurance.
Added by Pat Swanson on 05 January 2006
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.
Added by Ian Jack on 06 January 2006
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.
Added by Margaret Tong on 09 May 2006
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.
Added by Arthur Bird on 09 May 2006
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?

Added by Margaret on 17 May 2006
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