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The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Sept 26th 1889
of Stonehaven Boat 'Village Maid' from boatyard of Mr Comer at Cove.
Launched by Mrs Coutts and
Miss Helen Symon of Cove Hotel.
Skipper - Mr George Lees.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Nov 14th 1889
at Skateraw - John Craig, labourer and John Leiper, fisherman, were
charged with creating a disturbance at Skateraw on the 3rd November and
with using violent language to Andrew Christie.
Both pleaded guilty. Craig
was fined 10s or seven days imprisonment while Leiper who had been
previously convicted was ordered to pay £1 or undergo ten days
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday May 8th 1890
Andrew Christie - under 4, son of Alexander Christie, Thomson’s Close,
falls in harbour and breaks leg.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday June 19th 1890
Christie (Nicholas) of New Street, Stonehaven accused while under the
influence of striking his sister-in---law Jessie Main or Christie in the
garden of the dwelling house in New Street.
Wife of Alexander Christie,
Fined 10s or imprisoned for 7 days.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Feb 18th 1892
Drowned - On Thursday morning about 5 o'clock while the fishing boat
Scottish Thistle (357A, James Wood, Skipper) was about a mile from the
harbour, a young seaman named Moses Wood was observed to fall overboard
from the bow of the boat. Though
the sea was calm, a slight breeze quickly carried the unfortunate man
disappeared under the water, the weight of his seaboots dragging him
down. Wood who was aged 24,
was unmarried, and resided with his parents in Stonehaven.
He had two brothers on board the boat when the accident occurred.
The crew marked the spot with a buoy, and several boats
afterwards went with grapnels, and on Sunday afternoon was recovered by
a boat in which was his two brothers in the neighbourhood of the Bowdens,
not far from where he was lost.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday May 7th
John Christie (19) son of A Christie, Fisherman, High Street, Old Town,
drowned off boat Stephens (A464) belonging to A Stephens, Skipper.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Oct 15th
Isabella Adams (4) - serious accident - daughter of William Adams,
Fisherman, Albert Lane, Old Town
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Nov 26th
- New Episcopal Church - A new Episcopal Church, of which the Rev W
Disney Innes of Cowie is to have charge, will shortly be erected at
Torry, the cost being something like £4000.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday Jan 21st
of Elizabeth Mitchell (58) wife of John Lees, Shipmaster, 15 Menzies
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday July 19th
- At 12 Margaret Street, Aberdeen on the 17th inst after a
lingering illness borne with Christian patience, William Pithie Taylor,
beloved husband of Jane Lees and oldest son of Donald Taylor, Fishcurer,
Stonehaven - deeply regretted.
The Stonehaven Journal Thursday July 31st
to Fishing Boat - On Monday morning when the Stonehaven fishing fleet
were about 3 miles off on their way to the fishing grounds, the wind
fell, and they were unable to proceed.
A trawler offered to tow some of them out to sea, when by mistake
she ran into the Sir George Balfour (A84) G. Christie (‘Peeny’),
Several planks amidships were stove in, and the boat, which is
one of the largest belonging to the port, made water rapidly.
By the aid of hand and steam pumps however, she was kept afloat
while the trawler towed her into port, where she will undergo repairs.