Thursday, 28 April 2016
Lifeboat Back to Life
Shetland News has a fine restoration story about a lifeboat from the Oceanic, the White Star fleet liner that was once the largest ship in the world. The wooden boat was salvaged after being grounded east of Foula in 1914; put into service on the Bressay - Lerwick ferry in the '20s and '30s; used from transporting sheep in Yell Sound during the '60s and '70s before being finally abandoned at Ulsta.
Scottish Islands Explorer - restoration takes place on an eight-week cycle
Digital Edition: can be brought to life almost instantly