Tuesday 1 July 2008

Shetland Sixareen launched

Two beautiful new fishing boats have been launched at the Shetland Museum. One is a sixareen, which I have blogged before, and the other is a smaller haddock boat. Both have the classic double ended shape of all Viking-derived boats.
The sixareen,built in just three months by local shipwrights Jack Duncan and Robbie Tait, was named Vaila Mae. The haddock boat, built by Malcolm Hutchison, was dubbed Laura Kay.
After the launch, the boats were rowed briskly round Lerwick.

There is a full report with lots of lovely pics at Shetlopedia. The picture above was taken by Jeannie, and the video by Heimdal.

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