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Stromness harbour 1969

Old postcard of Stromness harbour postmarked 1969.
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Picture added on 04 April 2011 at 19:21
I wonder if the white boat in the foreground could be the Shalder still owned by the Tait family? looks similar
Anonymous comment added on 05 April 2011
Nice VW Camper Van on the deck.
Added by Al Hine on 06 April 2011
WK229 was the Enterprise
Added by Mike Clouston on 11 April 2011
The Enterprise a regular visitor to Stromness in them days, she sank of Noss Head Wick after being in collision with another WK boat the Daystar
Added by Billy Farquhar on 09 July 2011
WK229 was skippered by my father George Swanson from Keiss.His son William and father in law William Steven were crew members. George sold the boat in the early 70's.
Added by Irene Brass on 21 April 2015
Can anyone tell me more about the sinking of the Enterprise. I have had a glass float which I have kept as a paperweight for years & the number on the boat etched on it is WK229
Added by Martena on 08 April 2016
Geordie Swanson was afflicted with a bad stammer. One day I heard Geordie on the RT offering all assistance he could to a fishing boat in dire trouble in heavy weather and no steerage way now he never stammered once . This is a well proven cure for such conditions today that if a persons mind can be taken over by some other thought it stops such a condition to overtake the sufferer.
Added by John Budge on 17 May 2016
Not a very long-lasting 'cure' for Geordie I suspect John. An acquaintance of mine in student days had a severe stammer - asked his name, he would take what seemed like an age to get it out - which would disappear after a few whiskies. I lost touch with him long ago, but with the 'cure' for his affliction so readily at hand the risk of sliding into alcoholism must have been considerable.
Added by Ian Hourston on 02 June 2016
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