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Mystery oarsman, mystery boat

Mystery oarsman, mystery boat, 1996.

Submitted 24 May 2017

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Picture added on 25 May 2017 at 12:08
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Alan Park
Added by Robert Thomson on 25 May 2017
The late Alan Park it is.
In the book The Far-flung Isles (Robert Hale 1961) the author Garry Hogg devotes a couple of pages to a description of a lively crossing from Hoy to Stromness in Alan's motor-boat. (Not the boat in the photo.) Hogg deploys an extensive, slightly purple, vocabulary; young Alan contributes not one word.
Any information on the double-ended skiff in the picture? It looks well supplied with oars but with room for just one rower (even allowing for the fact that Alan Park was a very big man)?
Added by Ian Hourston on 26 May 2017
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