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Launch of the smack 'Hemarin' 12/3/1885
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Launch of the smack 'Hemarin' 12/3/1885

A Tom Kent picture. What do you think of this for an old picture!

The Hemarin is being launched from G. Hercus's yard in Kirkwall. Not sure where from, but my guess would be down at The Shore where Dunkirk is now, suggesting that the building with the sign would be on the corner of Shore Street and St Catherines Place. Any ideas?

Any idea what became of the Hemarin?
Picture added on 22 August 2006
This is at the bottom end of Junction Road with what were latterly P A Sutherland's premises in the centre of the picture. I think this picture (copied but not taken by Tom Kent) is in "Shoal and Sheaf" along with details of the launch.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 22 August 2006
Could it be built for the Faroes? There was a boat with that name here in 1887.

Added by Regin Torkilsson on 16 May 2008
The book "Shoal and Sheaf" in which this photo appears states that the boat was built for five Faroese fishermen for use in Faroese and Icelandic waters.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 17 May 2008
Thank you for the information. I will try to find out what became of her.
Added by Regin Torkilsson on 18 May 2008
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