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The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Sept 22nd 1881
Injured - Yesterday while a number of fishermen were engaged making
their boats snug for the winter at Cowie, one of them, William Lemon,
residing at Shorehead, got his leg knocked out of joint through the boat
falling upon him before he had time to clear himself.
He was taken home in a 'bus where he was attended by Dr Skene.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Apr 20th 1882
Cast Ashore - The body of George Adam, one of the crew of the boat Sweet
Home, which was lost about
three months ago, was washed ashore about a mile south of Catterline on
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Mar 25th 1886
Boat - Another large boat has been added to the fishing fleet, having
arrived here from Montrose on Saturday night where it was built by
Messrs. Scott, boatbuilders.
It is a fine looking craft named Sir George Balfour and is 57
feet in length 17 feet beam and 9 feet deep.
The fittings are designed to meet modern requirements and their
is sleeping accommodation provided both fore and aft for the crew.
The rig is similar to that of the boats in use here.
It is carvel built and is the first boat of that build that has
come to the port. Mr Joseph
Christie, Jack's Buildings is the owner.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Sept 6th 1886
Wood (24) Marishall Street, Stonehaven drowned on Saturday in Aberdeen
harbour from Union (of
C412). Body taken to house of relative in Torry before being
conveyed to Stonehaven.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Dec
James Main, 59 High Street, recommended for prosecution for failing to
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday July 19th 1888
boat Ellen Emmina Innes caught two bottle nosed whales.
P Christie fishcurer, bought them.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Feb 7th 1889
of Property - The property at Shorehead consisting of fishcuring
premises (occupied by Baillie Knowles) and dwelling house were exposed
to sale on Saturday in the Town Hall Buildings.
Bidding opened at £250 and after a spirited competition Baillie
Knowles became the purchaser at the price of £332.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Mar 21st 1889
Accident to a Young Seaman - Alexander Wood Jnr. Apprentice seaman on board the Harrington, of Glasgow lost
his life at Northfleet on Friday by falling from the rigging of that
vessel. Deceased was 17
years of age and had been two years on board the Queen Mab.
He is a son of Captain Alexander Wood formerly of Stonehaven but
now residing in Glasgow.
Much sympathy is expressed for the unfortunate lad's parents.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Jul 18th 1889
at the Harbour - While the crew of the fishing boat Amethyst were
engaged on Monday drawing up the mast for the purpose of getting it
wedged into its place, the ring at the top of the mast gave way and
along with a block fell on the head of one of the men named John
Robertson residing in New Street. He
was picked up insensible and carried into the house of Mr James Christie
at the Shorehead where he was attended by Drs Anderson and Edmond.
Robertson sustained very serious injuries and his condition is