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Cromarty Image Library

Robert Clyne, Lighthousekeeper - c1920
The Cromarty Archive
Robert Clyne, Lighthousekeeper - c1920

A large number of photos of this time on the site were taken by Robert Clyne, who was the lighthouse keeper in Cromarty from 1916 to 1922. To see a list click on the 'Courtesy of Robert Clyne' link above the picture.

A chart showing the lighthouses he served in can be viewed here.
Picture added on 01 January 2003
Robert Clyne was also my great grandfather.
My grandfather Andrew Whyte was also in the Lighthouse service and took up photography from his father in law. My father was also in the lighthouse service but served as an engineer on the Lighthouse vessel Hesperus. My brother is presently serving as mate on the Lighthouse vessel baes in Oban.
Added by Ken Ross on 10 May 2003
My grandather, George Galloway was, I believe, the cook on the Hesperus. He then took over the Osborn house Hotel on George Street in Oban until his death in Glasgow on 27 Oct 1945.
Added by Andrew Neall on 02 January 2005
This is my first time looking up lighthouses keepers. I just got started in collections of lighthouses and pictures of sea captains. I find it interesting that people really did take care of the lighthouses and did all care of installing new lights. I would like to learn more about keepers of the lighthouses if someone can give me more information I would appreciate it, thanks for helping a new begginer out.
Added by MARYANN on 06 October 2005
My grandfather was Captain Budge of the Hesperus for 20 years for the Northern Lighthouse Commission retiring approx 1931.
I don't have a great deal of information about him apart from the book written by Capt Job Barbour of the Neptune, titled, "Forty-Eight Days Adrift".
My grandfather towed the stricken vessel back to shore.
Any information found regarding Captain Budge would be greatly appreciated as I have been having trouble finding any relevant information via the net.
Added by Don Budge Jnr on 02 March 2008
Captain Budge was also my grandfather and his wife my grandmother
Added by Lori Budge on 13 June 2019
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