The Schooner

The Schooner "St. Duthus"

Year: 1900 | Included in Albums: Businesses / Transport and Communications

Photo Description

The photo shows the Schooner "St. Duthus" at Great Yarmouth harbour. We don't know its complete history but for part of its career it was owned in Tain and captained by a Captain Shepherd, and traded along the East coast and to Baltic ports. We know that c 1901 it was owned by Mackay & Mackenzie, wood merchants, Tain, because a half share in the vessel was left by John A Mackenzie (died 1901) to his wife, Jane, in his will. In 1903, it sank after a collision 100 miles NNE of "Spurn" (presumably Spurnhead). At the time of its demise it was owned by William Swanney, Kirkwall, so it must have been sold not long after John Mackenzie died.

Cat No. 721
Year 1900
Albums Businesses / Transport and Communications
Date added November 11th, 2007
Added by Tain & District Museum
2 Visitor Comments
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    Maureen Hunter (m.s. Swanney)

    It belonged to my great-grandfather, William Swanney, commission agent in Kirkwall. It did sink in 1903, I believe on Monday 4th Feb. It was reported on Feb. 7th in the "Orcadian" newspaper that it had collided with a trawler, when the St Duthus was on a voyage from London to Bo'ness with a cargo of manure.

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    Joyce MacKenzie

    John and Jane Mackenzie were my husband, James Robert MacKenzie's, great grand-parents.

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