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Looking for a old fishing boat
A 75 ft wooden build fishing boat w/ 2 stroke Wichman semidiesel engine was sold from Norway in the 60's. The boat have the name " Leikaren" when leaving Norway. The latest info. I have is that the boat was sold to Orkeney and possible re-named to Asco .... Thanks in advance if the are some info / pictures.
on 16 August 2010
Didnt the ASCO belong to the late Jimmy Newlands of Kirkwall, He used her as a small cargo boat. The boat Im thinking of would be a typical Norwegian build of that era, I think she was sold on to Stornaway a lot of years ago
Added by Allan Besant on 29 September 2010
I think you're right Allan, and something in my mind tells me she was involved in the seaweed industry on the west coast after Jimmy had her... long time ago tho memory might be playing tricks..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 30 September 2010
Am no being funny Alan, is it the peedie black coaster called "Busant" that you might be thinking aboot? She was a Norwegian wooden built coaster. I mind Jackie Irvine using Jimmy tae take sheep across the Firth fae here but like all o Jimmy's plans and dreams the didna lest long. Think she had a "chugg" "chugg" engine fitted.
Added by John Budge on 01 October 2010
Jimmy bought the Asco from Alginate Industries and sold her to a co-op from the Aran Islands,Ireland.
Added by Tommy Kirkpatrick on 01 October 2010
Thanks for that information Tommy, I was sure the seaweed crowd had her but realise now it was before Jimmy had her..... and John I mind that name Busant that Jimmy had .. dont know if he renamed the ASCO, or if it was a different boat..
Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 01 October 2010
Your right there John, but ASCO was a much earlier boat than the Busant in Jimmys ownership sure he wid have had at least 2-3 boats in between them. - Guide- Lilaceana no sure o the spelling, and the Jessie Ellen 2 and lastly the Newfyne
Added by Allan Besant on 01 October 2010
The Busant ended up sunk whilst laid-up on the River Fal,Newfyne was sold to Adohr Island Trading,Aran Island and renamed Inishlyre.
Added by Tommy Kirkpatrick on 04 October 2010
Asco was bought from Norway by Alginate Ind. and sold to jJmmy Newlands and then on to Ireland
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