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Sailing ship off Deerness 1966
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Sailing ship off Deerness 1966

Sailing ship passing Deerness in 1966. Photo taken by Ewen Sutherland.
Picture added on 30 April 2007
I might be wrong, but that looks like Hoy in the background - as it appears when viewed from Caithness. Anyone near Thurso?
Added by Karl Cooper on 02 May 2007
Karl, I thought exactly as you did. I would also say it was Hoy - taken from the Scottish Mainland. It's a view you can't forget when you've not been home for years and you're longing for the boat to come to take you there!
Added by Barbara on 02 May 2007
Indeed it is, thats a ship in anchor at the Thurso roads, the pic being taken from the start of the Victoria walk where the campsite is. Not sure about 1966? But when the caithness flagstone quarries were at there peak early 20th century there were always schooners anchored there waiting for high tide so they could sail into the harbour at Thurso River to load up woth flags to take round the world for paving stones.
Added by Graham Macdonald on 15 May 2007
I used to think when I lived in Thurso in the 1970's that home (Longhope) was so near yet so far when I looked across as we drove along from work at Dounreay and saw that view.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 15 May 2007
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