Robina Inglis

RedHillDigital

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Robina Inglis

Number of views as of 6th August 2016 = 1600.

The fishing boat Robina Inglis is captured here, moored in Newhaven harbour, near Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.

I believe the boat is a “Fifie”, a design of sailing boat developed on the east coast of Scotland, and used by Scottish fishermen from the 1850s until well into the 20th century. The boats were mainly used to fish for herring using drift nets. While the boats varied in design, they are characterised by their vertical stem and stern, their long straight keel and wide beam. These attributes made the Fifies very stable in the water and allowed them to carry a very large set of sails. The long keel, however, made them difficult to manoeuvre in small harbours.

Thanks to Tomg for providing the following technical details:
ADMINISTRATIVE PORT : EYEMOUTH
HOMEPORT : GRANTON
PLN : LH179
VESSEL NAME : ROBINA INGLIS
RSS # A12348
FPO : NON-SECTOR
OVERALL LENGTH : 9.15
REGISTERED TONNAGE : 7.25
ENGINE POWER (kW) : 19
VCU : 41.215
YEAR BUILT : 1923
HULL MATERIAL : W

Robina Inglis was the maiden name of the young lady who married boat owner Tam Wilson. Both were from Newhaven.

Newhaven harbour, on the Firth of Forth, was founded in 1504 by King James IV of Scotland as a royal dockyard. It became an important fishing village, famous initially for oysters and later herring. An indoor fish market was built here in 1896 and is still in use today.

Date: 14th August 2008.

Click here to see the sun setting over the Firth of Forth

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