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Reaper FR 958
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Reaper FR 958

Photo taken 2002 at the"Clytus"berth,Kirkwall Pier.A fine old Sailing Ship of the"Fyfie"Type,She has been in the News lately for all good reasons, going to the aid of a boat in distress and being there before the lifeboat. I think She's based in Fife but is often up around Portsoy and Fraserborough as part of the Scottish Traditional Boat Museum displays. Added by Phil Brough.
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Picture added on 16 July 2011 at 12:47
Hi, I was visiting Orkney in 2002 complete with a family album including a photo of a similar boat, "Queen", 9mentioned elsewhere on this site. I could not believe the site of Reaper when driving onto the pier. I showed the picture to the skipper and was given a detailed look around the vessel. He gave me some history of my pictured boat apparently built by Weatheralds, amazing.
Added by Gordon Sinclair on 21 July 2011
The pictures of 'Queen' I referto are picture #2325 and picture #2331. By the way the sleeping quarters on the Reaper were frightening, so small and claustrophobic. The Queen was built at Weatheralds of Cockenzie.
Added by Gordon Sinclair on 22 July 2011
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