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Kirkwall Basin

Mark Rendall in his dad's boat, prior to taking a group of us for a spin around the 'Europa'. This was in the days when liners coming in to Kirkwall Bay was very much a novelty.

I missed the infamous 'Come on, let's go to Shapinsay, it's not very foggy' trip.
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Picture added on 01 September 2006
Comments:
The orange hulled boat over in the corner is the Proud Seahorse which belonged to David or Albert Reid. I think it went off to Lowestoft to do survey work. You can also see the Jenny Lee berthed at the "Shapinsay Steps". It used to be a big occasion to go to Shapinsay in the Jenny Lee or the Clytus!
Added by Paul Groundwater on 01 September 2006
The Proud Seahorse is off course now back in Kirkwall again ~this time with a red hull berthed in the marina & possibly with a new superstructure, This she is avilable for charter as a pleasure boat.
Anonymous comment added on 27 December 2006
The proud seahorse belonged to Davie Reid. Its been done up now and looks alot different in the inside.
Added by Kerri Thomson on 08 November 2007
Ahead of the 'Proud Seahorse' and between two vessels is the ex fishing boat 'Three Boys' which at that time was owned by Orkney Health Board and was used for ferrying the Westray doctor to Papa Westray. Uppermost and next to the pier is the passenger vessel 'Guide' and alongside her is the speed boat 'Mohr Hen'. In the middle of the basin is the motor boat 'Ena'.
Added by Rob Thomson on 10 November 2007
the boat inside the "three boys" is possibly the "hercules" owned by ronnie rendall.
Added by Hugh Morton on 03 June 2008
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Kirkwall

Seaward Quest and Arkh Angell 1999Walls of Kirkwall Castle?Kirkwall basin before the Kirkwall Hotel was builtD Block former Papdale Halls of ResidenceEast side of Kirkwall from CathedralWest Kirkwall from CathedralPower Station and Peedie SeaComing into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral Spire