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Maitland Place, near Finstown
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Maitland Place, near Finstown

A Tom Kent picture, date unknown.

Maitland Place stands apart, a surprisingly dense community around the pier. What commerce was the pier built for? Was it to do with the oyster trade? And what happened to the oysters?
Picture added on 25 August 2005
i believe they took pacific oysters in to boost production and imported a disease at the same time
Added by W Watters on 26 August 2005
I dont think this pier had much to do with the oysters. The smaller one over at the old smiddy was known as the oyster pier. This is Maitlands pier and I think it was for general cargo, the firm of W B Firth had two ships the William Barry and the Sunbeam, I have heard the Sunbeam was one of the first boats to be torpedoed in WW1
Added by Eddie Fraser on 11 September 2012
There is a photograph somewhere of a Swedish schooner alongside Maitlands pier. Apparently timber from Sweden was a regular import.
Added by Fred Johnston on 13 September 2012
Looks Like the Schooner REGINA Bought in 1925 By my Father therefore the date should be 1925 or later
Added by Ian Carter on 07 February 2014
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