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Mary

Mary

This fishing boat, SY150, was well known in Gravir in the early years of the 20th century. She was called the 'Mary' and, because of the slender shape, she was appropriately referred to in the village as 'Mairi-Chaol'. She operated under sail during her entire life and with her main and jigger sails hoisted in a favourable wind, she was said to be one of the fastest boats in the fishing fleet of the time. Mairi-Chaol took part in the Coronation Race of 1902 - but didn't win.

She was owned by Angus Maclennan (Coachie) of Stornoway and skippered by his brother in law, Donald Macaskill of 9 Gravir.

Title: Mary
Record Type: Boats
Type: Small Fishing Boat
Registration: SY150
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 633