Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Inner Harbour 1974

Between 1860 and 1890 Wick was the largest herring port in Scotland with as many as 1000 boats using the harbour facilities (which had been extended by Thomas Telford). This view was taken in September 1974, just before North Sea oil servicing became important, and still shows fishing boats moored up two or three deep.

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10 comments:

  1. beautiful inner harbor shot.

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  2. Lovely harbor shot. It seems when oil takes over other industries go by the wayside. Sad.

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  3. The photo reminds me of the song
    'You shall have a fishy,
    on a little dishy.
    You shall have a fishy,
    when the boat comes in.'
    Jane x

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  4. Ah, it looks busy and healthy.

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  5. Reminds me somehow of a favourite movie, called 'Breaking waves'. Great picture indeed. Being born Sept. 1974 made it even more interesting. Please have a good Wednesday.


    daily athens

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  6. love the sea shot.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  7. Nice photo. I see lots of clutter in it but it's a good thing for your photo.

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  8. Cool picture. The lighting is eerie, can't tell if it's early or late in the day.

    Thanks.
    Meryl

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  9. The photo has so much character with the fishing boats and all the machinery present. Very interesting shot.

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  10. Love that photo and it has such a simple charm about it!! Reminded me of my days in South shields (UK)

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