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Grana The Grana was a French Schooner which was damaged by a storm off northern Iceland. The ship was salvaged by Icelandic fishermen and used to transport cargo, and was carrying salt fish when it was shipwrecked at... 8676
Tern Boat - TernRegistered 1893 No. Sy 78324ft KeelMast and Lug sail. Decked5 Ton5 man crewLine fishing Owner/Skipper - Donald Maclennan (Domhnall Dhonnchaidh) 26 KirkibostBuilder William Gardiner, BanffSold in 1902 to Angus... 14075
Highland Mary Boat - Highland MaryReg. 1869 No. SY 90515ft keelMast and lug sail2 ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/skipper Angus Macaulay, Valasay (Aonghas Bhalasaigh) Reg. closed 30-06-1871; no longer used for fishing; now... 39810
Maria Neil Macleod (1777-1858), son of Malcolm, Laxay was a fisherman aboard the "Maria" of Stornoway in 1793. 29117
Mary The Mary SY593 was owned and skippered by Hector Matheson out of Valtos. One mast and lug; fishing lines. Two tons, 14' keel, crew of four. 37894
Girl Agnes Boat - Girl AgnesReg. 1947 No. SY 74112ft keelAuxilliary motor and oars0.60 ton 2 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - John Macdonald (Iain Aonghais Fhearchair), 13 Breaclete Reg. closed 1951 37857
Annabella The Annabella SY536 was owned and skippered by Dugald Macaulay out of Valtos - one of two Annabellas sailing out of the village at this time. One mast and lugsail; lines and nets. 2.5 tons; 15' keel, crew of four. 37908
Mary The Mary was owned and skippered by John Martin. She was a 1.5 ton boat with a keel length of 12ft, 1 mast and lug sail, fished using lines and nets and crewed by 4 men. 22069
Guiding Star Boat - Guiding StarReg. 1926 No. SY 20625.6ft keelMast and lug sail5.12 ton 4 man crewLine fishing and nets Owner /Skipper - John Macdonald (Seonaidh Barabal), 14 Hacklete Reg. closed 02-11-1927; unseaworthy The boat,... 39690
Mary The Mary SY1354 was owned by Murdo Maclean and skippered by John Buchanan (1871) and Angus Macdonald (November 1878) out of Valtos. After 1880 it was sold to Hector Matheson and skippered by Duncan Buchanan, fishing... 38170
Achieve Boat - AchieveReg. 1963 No. SY 44427ft keelSail and auxiliary motor4.12 ton 2 man crewLine fishing, creels and nets Owner/Skipper - Norman Maciver, (Jiffery), 2 Croir Reg. closed 1973; wrecked in gale 39616
Speedwell The Speedwell was purchased by the Laxay Grazings Committee in the 1950s. She was broken up to enable her timber to be used to fence the Laxay common pasture. The boat was owned by Malcolm Nicolson, a well-known... 24469
Hopewell Boat - HopewellReg. 1908 No. SY 13116ft keelMast and lug sail2.6 ton 5 man crewLine fishing and nets Owner/Skipper - Duncan Macdonald (Donnchadh Dhoilig), HackleteTransferred 1923 to Norman Macdonald (Torquil),... 39692
Eliza The Eliza SY1582 was owned and skippered by Angus Mackinnon out of Brenish. 1 mast and lugsail; lines and creels. 4 ton; 16.5' keel; crew of four. 38259
Sea Mermaid Boat - Sea MermaidRegistered 1897 No. Sy 116318.5 ft KeelMast and Lug sail5 ton4 Man crewLine fishingOwner John Gillies(an Ghiollais) 6 KirkibostSkipper Peter Gillies (Padruig an Ghiollais) 6 Kirkibost Ownership... 13850
Helen & Ann The Helen & Ann was owned by John Mackenzie and skippered by John Mackenzie. She was a 10 ton boat with a keel length of 34ft, 2 mast and lug sails and fished using drift nets, crewed by 5 men. This boat was wrecked... 22050
Diana Boat - DianaReg. 1903 No. SY 36416.3ft keelMast and lug sail4 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Donald Macdonald (Domhnall Dhan), ValasayBuilder - Scodaidh, Kirkibost Reg. closed 24-10-1939 39804
Watchman Boat - WatchmanReg. 1875 No. SY 165915ft keelMast and lug sail8 ton 8 man crewLine fishing Owner/Skipper - Donald Macdonald (Dan), Valasay Still fishing in 1881 when transferred from Stornoway register; no further... 39822
New Look Boat - New LookRegistered - 1950 No. Sy 46214ft KeelSail and auxiliary motor1.42 Ton2 Man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Neil Maclennan (Niall Alastair), 10 Kirkibost 13888
HMS Inconstant HMS Inconstant was an Arethusa-class light cruiser. She was built for the Royal Navy by William Beardmore and Company and launched on 6th July 1914. The Inconstant had an overall length of 436ft and a displacement of 3,... 49971
Industrious The Industrious was launched in 1949. It was owned by Angus MacLean of Backhill, Berneray, registered in Castlebay as CY 116. Angus sold it to Angus Alex Macdonald of Tobson. In 1977 the Industrious was sold to the ... 39757
Christina Boat - Christina*Reg. 1875 No. SY 168616ft keelMast and lug sail3 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner - Kenneth Smith, fish curer, StornowaySkipper - Donald Macdonald (Dol Mor), Bosta Reg. closed 1881 *... 39584
Bazaar Boat - BazaarReg. 1900 No. SY 17023ft keel2 masts, foresail, jigger and jib; half-decked4.5 ton 5 man crewLine fishing Owner /Skipper - Norman Maciver (Absalom), BreacleteTransferred 1907 to Angus Mackay,... 37854
Lion Boat - LionReg. 1874 No. SY 158916 ft keelMast and lug sail3 ton 4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/ skipper - Murdo Morrison (Murchadh Moireasdan), CroirReg. Closed 1879; fishing within limits 39635
Swiftsure Boat Swiftsure*Reg. 1892 No. SY 97622ft keelMast and lug sail5 ton 5 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Malcolm Macdonald (Tochaidh), Hacklete Reg. closed 1906; not fishingSold to Duncan Macrae (postmaster... 39723
Princess Royal Boat - Princess RoyalReg. 1869 No. SY 99315ft keelMast and lug sail2.5 ton4 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/skipper Angus Macdonald (Aonghas Thormoid), Tobson Reg. closed 1875; boat broken up 39798
The Wild Duck The Wild Duck was presented to the Rev John Macrae by the people of Snizort in the Isle of Skye. 54129
Margaret The Margaret SY1011 was owned and skippered by John Macdonald out of Geshader. One mast and lugsail; line fishing. 2.5 ton, 16' keel; crew of four. 37895
Margaret Margaret SY859 was owned by William Maclean and skippered by Angus Macaulay out of Valtos. One mast and lugsail; lines and creels. 2.5 ton, 14' keel; crew of four. 37983
HMS River Clyde The HMS River Clyde was one of approximately 260 trawlers lost in action from September 1939 through to May 1945 - from the northern seas off Norway to the eastern seaboard of North America, the Far East, Africa and... 61660

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