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Buckhaven Fishing Boat

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:20 pm
by Mike Black
In tributes paid to my great grandfather Thomas Taylor (1846-1927) it is mentioned that he had been part owner of the boat Fisher Lass presumably fishing out of Buckhaven. At the time when herring were plentiful the fishing grounds stretched from Aberdeenshire to Tyneside. Latterly he was involved in line fishing in the Forth.
I have been trying to gather some information on the Fisher Lass but all I have found so far is that it was carvel built and open decked.
Can anyone suggest where I should look for further information

Re: Buckhaven Fishing Boat

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:39 pm
by WilmaM
You could try the Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther
They have an enquiry service too if you can't get to them.

Re: Buckhaven Fishing Boat

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:34 pm
by runmerry
There's a boat "Fisher Lass" listed on with the registration KY 1411( Kirkaldy)
but not a lot of information about it, gives an owner for 1889 as James Stevenson and the port of Cellardyke.


Re: Buckhaven Fishing Boat

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:24 pm
by Mike Black
Thanks for help and advice. I have contacted the Fisheries Museum and given what information I have, On the Fishing Boat Heritage website in the Kirkcaldy registrations, Fisher Lass appears twice. One entry is KY56 owned by Andrew Taylor and operating from Buckhaven. There were many Taylor families in Buckhaven and Thomas Taylor's father was Andrew Taylor (fisherman) so this may be the lead I am looking for.