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Picture added on 01 March 2008
French trawler Neptunia aground on the tail of Brims 1936, I think the ship sailing past is the south Isles ferry, Hoy Head or Orcadia
Added by Keith Dempsey on 02 March 2008
This is a photo of the "Neptunia"wrecked at Brims Ness, the vessel passing may be the "Ola or another mail boat on the Scrabster Stromness run.
I was not the contributer of this one.
Added by John Budge on 02 March 2008
I would say it's the Ola passing. There is a picture of her in the book 'From A Creek to a Haven' that looks identical.
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 03 March 2008
Yes Keith, the ship passing is the St Ola no.1 commanded by another Brims man Captain Swanson.
Added by Fred Johnston on 03 March 2008
Thank You Fred, Is it right that the cat of the Neptunia ended up living out the rest of its days at Eric Mowat's ?
Added by Keith Dempsey on 04 March 2008
Thank you also Jimmy.
Added by Keith Dempsey on 04 March 2008
That's right Keith, the cat lived at the Haven for the rest of his days. Must have learned English quickly, as I dont think Sinclair or Eric could speak French.
There was a pig (Cold Iron), a cat and a dog on the Neptunia. The pig and the cat swam ashore, but the dog was never seen again. Apparently, he jumped over the side where the ebb was ramping west, whil'st the other two chose the east side, where there was an eddy.
Added by Fred Johnston on 04 March 2008
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