Four brothers were lost on the same fishing boat.
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Date 05 October 1974
Track ID 82681
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1974.214.A5

Original Tape ID

SA1974.214

Summary

Four brothers were lost on the same fishing boat.

Fishermen would turn out at one o'clock in the morning to go to sea and might row from Trondra to the other side of Foula. On one occasion, a Fullarton man couldn't go with his crew, so a young Leask boy joined his three brothers in the boat; they were never seen again. Their boat was thought to have been sunk by a piece of wreckage. The Fullarton man was an ancestor of the great boat builder Walter Duncan.

Item Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Tingwall

Island - Trondra

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS