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This is avery poor picture taken off a photo copy I think. The Edenmore left Hamburg on Oct 3rd 1909 bound for Sydney Australia. The captain decided to sail around the north of Scotland going between Orkney and Fair isle but turned too soon and ran aground on Papa Stronsay on October 7th. A steamship sent from Leith to take off the cargo also ran aground on her journey north and had to go back for repairs The cargo was valued at £12,000 pounds. Between six and seven hundred tons of wire, felt, cement, glucose, rocksalt, machinery, glass, earthenware, chemicals, pianos and furniture were landed on Stronsay. soon afterwards bad weather caused the vessel to break up and it was abandoned. No doubt this is where your granny got her teaset from John
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Picture added on 09 September 2008
Thanks Jim often wondered about that cups as it was only cups and saucers as I am sure the wages that a herring gutting lass earned would not stretch to a full dinner service!!.
I think I may have asked you about this in the past Jim but seeing all your great old Stronsay photos took it all back to me. Well done you.
Added by John Budge on 09 September 2008
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Ships and boats

Crossing the equator on the Anna SalenThe Crop at Burray PierKirkwall RegattaThe basin post dredging, summer 1985Hatston SlipKirkwall Basin being dredgedKirkwall Basin in need of dredgingMV IslanderKirkwall Harbour in 1950s. 6 of 6Kirkwall Harbour in 1950s. 5 of 6