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barge at hatston

This is the same barge that Sandy refers to I think. This was taken July 2004.
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Picture added on 18 May 2008
I'm sure this barge was there when I went to work at Hatston in 1984. It never saw a lick o' paint. See also picture #11502
Added by Sandy on 18 May 2008
I wonder if thats the barge that was for sale earlier this year, along with 2 steel workboats, one of them was on this site recently aground in the marina.
The barge was lying in Oban according to the sale advert, looked similar to your pic. I expect somebody can confirm if my thoughts on this are right or wrong.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 18 May 2008
It seems to have always been there except it used to be at the other side o the slip back in the 80s. I remember it when we used to wash salmon nets on the slipway in the early 1980s.
Added by Colin McBeath on 18 May 2008
It came to Orkney to cart bottoming from Tingwall for building the Rousay Egilsay and Wyre slips in the mid 80s
Added by Callum Flaws on 19 May 2008
Think the last job it did was carry rock armour for the cheese factory outfall at the Hatston pier. There's lots of them about, often used for feed barges on fish farms. Should be two in lyness as well, ex ammunition barges.
Added by John on 19 May 2008
I think the back end has fallen out of it now.
Added by Alistair Foden on 21 April 2009
It's being cut out. Hope the whole thing is removed soon.
Added by Willie Watters on 23 April 2009
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