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Longhope pier

Longhope Pier 1910
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Picture added on 20 October 2009 at 13:20
That's SOME mast!
Anonymous comment added on 13 April 2012
Could the sailing ship be the Cantick or Houton Head? They belonged to the Kirkpatrick's of Heckness and traded between Orkney and the East coast, as far south as the Tyne.
Added by Fred Johnston on 17 April 2012
I think this would be the Cantick Head Fred and as I am sure you know she was wrecked on the breakwater af Peterhead, Old Geordie Kirkpatrick said they had great dificulty getting Owld George (The Skipper})ashore as by this time he was a man come on in years.
As I have said before they salvaged what they could from her and took home to the Hillhouse and when Benny was selling up I helped him clear out the sheds we dumped spars and even the crutch seen in this photo and much much more.
The Cantick Head was indeed the end of the trading under sail in Orkney.
Added by John Budge on 19 April 2012
John/Fred, I've studied the nameplate under magnification on the original PC but even with a lot of wishful thinking I can't make out any legible name. If you think it is the Cantick Head, I'd say that's as good a guess as any.
Added by Neil Johnstone on 20 April 2012
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