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Crew of the St Ola

Marion writes:
'Crew of the old St Ola. My great uncle is supposed to be the man bottom row extreme left [William Harcus of Stromness]. He was born 1874 and if this is him I estimate the date around 1894 to 1900 roughly. Maybe someone can give a better year and name the crew?'

The picture looks as though it was taken at Scrabster.

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Picture added on 14 November 2005
Further info on this pic. from Jim Wilson in Reading - "The gentleman second left in the second row is my grandfather Jerry Wilson his brother Tom Wilson is the fifth gentleman in the same row also wearing a beard. They were both born and bred in Fair Isle Shetland. They both sailed in a ship called the Express which was before the St. Ola arriived. I think the Capt. was Capt. Robertson, they also served under Capt. Swanson. I was just a peedie bairn when my grandfather died so unfortunately I did not get to know him.
Among my fathers papers is an artical in the Orcadian dated 1926 refering to my grandfathers retirement."

Added by marion mcleod on 23 May 2006
Yes it is Captain Robertson, he is my great-grandfather.
Added by Neal Johnston on 13 January 2010
Can anybody give me a picture of the crew from the next St Ola in the 50's. I am John Park from Edinburgh.
Anonymous comment added on 06 January 2017
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