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Does anyone have a picture or can provde information about the the old Orkney coaster Elwick Bay that I think was built in the 1930's and remained in service until the early 70's?
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Billy
 

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You're welcome ... I have just remembered I know someone who was involved with the Orkney ferry ... I'll write to him and see what I can find out ... He may know someone who can help you, at least ... only thing is that he is very busy ( often out of the country ) and it may take a while. There is someone else who may be able to help .... Watch this space.
 

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Information received from Mike Clouston, born and brought up in Orkney.
"I have a book "Days of Orkney Steam", written by Alastair & Anne
Cormack, and published in 1971.
In there the only mention of the "Elwick Bay" is as follows:-
Built 1930
Acquired by Dennisons 1959
Builders Koster HZN Gideon
Engineers Deutz A.G.
Where Built Gronningen
264 Gross tons
Dimensions 122'x23'x9'
HP 47
Propulsion M.V.
Notes Ex Torwood etc., re-engined Lister 416 b.h.p. Last locally owned
coaster."

"I have another book "Tales of the Elwick Bay" written by Bill and Sylvia
Dennison and published by them in 1989, in which they tell some humorous
stories of their time while they were coasting with the ship."

Best Wishes, Raymond
 

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Billy, Iposted a photo and info on her in the gallery last Sept. do a search in the gallery and not only will you find that photo but six others posted by others last year. Charley.
 
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