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Peter writes:
'In the days of Tom Kent , this vessel was ,I believe, built at Peaces woodyard and sailed all around the North Isles. Peaces woodyard was aquired by Baikies Woodyard, before eventually becoming the site of the now Kirkwall Post Office.'

Date is an estimate.

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Picture added on 12 August 2004
Is this the boat that went on to be bought by Col Henry Willie Scarth of Skaill House eventually? Think I saw a painting of it in the house , possibly? by Summerscales?
Added by Some Lass on 08 July 2010
Yes "Some Lass" This is one and the same vessel.
I remember my late grandmother telling me that greatgrandfather Walls was at one time a member of the crew. His nickname was I believe "Capt.Drake"

The Njala was owned by the Scarth family,who also owned the woodyard where she was built, as far as I know.
Added by P. Burges on 10 July 2010
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Scabra Head, RousayFair swell at DingieshoweCosta del BirsayStromness waterfront 1878Coming into Kirkwall Harbour 1960St Magnus 1960 Kirkwall Pierhead 1960 with Cathedral SpireKirkwall Harbour 1960Well-heeled mermaidSun setting on becalmed yacht, 1930s