I have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm with which my requests for assistance have been met and am most grateful to the following private individuals and members of staff of organisations:

Aberdeen City Council for general assistance over many years and in particular to the Local Studies section of Aberdeen City Council Libraries and Information Service for granting access to their copies of the lists of boats contained in Mariner’ Almanac and Tide Tables which was published from 1895 to 1948 by Aberdeen Free Press and for giving permission to copy them. The library has a large and interesting collection of other maritime books, including Olsen’s Almanacs, Fishing News, Journals, photographs and other material related to the fishing industry and the staff who are always most willing to help.


Aberdeen Journals, Press and Journal, for generel support and in particular for permission to publish the lists of boats from the Mariner’ Almanac and Tide Tables which was published from 1895 to 1948 by Aberdeen Free Press. That publisher was subsumed into D C Thomson, Dundee, via Aberdeen Journals. As the current copyright holder they have kindly granted permission for images of the lists of boats from the Mariner’s Almanacs to be published on this site.

Aberdeenshire Council.

Alistair Paterson, Macduff.

Angus Council.

Ayrshire Archives.

Iain Bain Photography, Banff.

Belgian National Fisheries Museum, Oost Duinkerke.

The family of the late RWD Benzie, Aberdeen.

Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre.

City of Edinburgh Council.

Fishing News, Cormac Burke, Editor.

Andrew Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Highland Council.

Donald McKay, Wick.

National Archives of Scotland.

Orkney Islands Council.

Joseph Reid, Buckie.

Sir C Duncan Rice, lately Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Aberdeen.

The family of the late Frank Ritchie, photographer, Macduff.

Ian Ritchie, Mintlaw, originally Whitehills.

St Ives Archives

Scottish Borders Council.

Shetlands Council.

South Ayrshire Council.

Stanley West, Macduff.

Trawlerphotos, Ebbe Hansen, Henning Yde and David Tait.

University of Aberdeen.

James Watson, Whitehills.

Western Isles council.


“All at once those on the wreck were cheered and comforted: for from another vessel there came across the wave the welcome cry,’ I’ve come to save you; I’ll stand by you till the morning!'”

“Yes I’ll stand by until the morning; I’ve come to save you do not fear!”

Ira D Sankey and J. McGranahan.