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The Earl Sigurd in The Basin, Kirkwall Pier
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Picture added on 27 July 2007
Bottom left "Naughty Girl" owned by Allie Kirkpatrick's father, yacht "Barabel" K674 owned by John Cutt. 2nd Motorboat from the bow of the Sugurd was "Lorna" which was OSC rescue boat for a long whlie then owned by Tom Laird. White launch alongside Sigurd was owned by Robin Dennison and used to Supplement the "Iona" on the Shapinsay run because she was in a poor state and was only allowed to carry 12 passengers by mid 60's. K511 was Tommy Harcus's Lotus built by Noble's yard in Fraserburgh with a 4 cylinder water cooled Lister 36hp (quite a contrast to the power in creel boats these days).
Added by W Mackay on 24 January 2008
White launch is the "Sunbeam" you can just see the "Sheena" inside her.
Added by Crikes on 06 February 2008
Who owned the Sunbeam then, as I think that will be the same boat that was in Longhope owned for a short time by Jock Smith?

Was she owned by Robin Dennison and if so was it him who sold her to Jock. I think she ended her days at Hatston.

Have I got any of the above right??!!!!!!!.
Anonymous comment added on 07 February 2008
Did Jock Smith have that Sunbeam at one time, if not he had a boat very like it if I mind right it had a Gray Marine petrol/parrafin engine.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 07 February 2008
By chance I saw this picture of John Cutt's Dory K674 in which Bobby Cutt would take me fishing on pleasant evenings in 1958/9 when I was 8/9 years old. John Cutt's parents were our next door neighbours in Sclater Street while Bobby and Ruby Cutt lived in White Street
Can anyone tell me what happened K674 if she is still in Orkney.
Added by Norman Grant on 12 June 2020
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