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Fia Fia

The Fia Fia belonged to William John Jolly (coal). She came from the south of France. Never got the chance to go on her as she sank at the pier here at Scapa in a gale! Somebody from the sooth bought her. I wonder if she is still on the go?
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Picture added on 01 February 2008
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The Fia Fia was taken to Orkney by a man named Harris who lived in South Ronaldsay. His wife was the wealthy owner of a big company, I can't mind on now what it was but they had money.
He also owned a boat built in Stromness named Skua, and she was rebuilt by John Mowat and is alive and well and living in Brims!!.
Anonymous comment added on 06 February 2008
Last time i saw the Fia Fia it was sitting on the pier near the slipway in Wick and looked like it had been neglected for a while. One of the harbour staff at the time told me there was an ongoing dispute between some parties concerning the vessel.
Added by Robbie Drever on 11 February 2008
I think Mrs Harris was a member of the Brown & Polson family.
Added by John Budge on 16 February 2008
Actually, Mrs Anne Harris, wife of Rick, was a member of the Cadbury family. They used to visit us a lot.
Added by Donnie Borwick on 17 February 2008
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