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Burray and South Ronaldsay ferry?
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Burray and South Ronaldsay ferry?

I think this might be the ferry that crossed between Burray and Grimness, across Watersound, Can someone correct me, date a guess at 1930's
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Picture added on 26 February 2010 at 14:01
Can anyone tell me if this is the Winsome or the Ibis owned and operated by John MacBeath, St. Margaret's Hope. Did the Ibis go to Holm?
Added by Herbert Mackenzie on 02 March 2010
Herbert!I knew of a Motor Launch called the "Winsome" in the Basin in Kirkwall.She belonged to George Arthur, Baker, Bridge St.,and was moored near the Corn Slip in the 1950s'. I don't think there was a boat owner in Kirkwall who had more enjoyment out of his boat, with his wife and daughters. Later on,I think she was sold to someone near Inverness. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough on 03 March 2010
Thanks Phil, I enjoy your comments on the various boats.
Added by Herbert Mackenzie on 05 March 2010
I remember seeing the remains of a boat called the Ibis hauled up at Melsetter Boathouse in the 1950s, think Jock Smith owned it at it's end of life. She would have been approx 7-8 mtrs if I remember correctly.
Added by S Taylor on 05 March 2010
Does anyone know anything about a boat named Doris, owned by John Robert laird in the 1940s? He ran a ferry between Burray and S. Ronaldsay. Could Doris have been the name of his ferry boat? I think it would have been named after his niece "Doris." Could this be John Laird and his boat? Thanks.
Added by Anne on 04 July 2013
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