- Catherine...You May find "The Whaling Years" Peterhead (1788-1893) by Gavin
Sutherland very interesting The Polar Star captained by D. Edwin 1857 is
mentioned. There maybe more I have not finished the book.
Can be ordered from <A HREF="mailto:m.croll@...">m.croll@...</A>
I've been waiting for 3 months for two films to view. One for Slains OPR and
the other I can't remember it's been so long.
If I'd known it was going to be this long I would have ordered in other
My Forrest's, George who married Margaret Shand were married there then moved
As soon as the films come in I'll post all the relevant info to do with
Someone else on Angus told about this SCRAN site. It's about 30 pound to
subscribe but they have a free scan search, very interesting. If you type in
PETERHEAD it has pictures of Aberdeen, Longside (airship at Longside 1918)
etc. Even if you type in Dundee, there's still some Aberdeen picutures etc.
Pictures on both sites of some of the Peterhead made whaling ships that went
on the 1892-3 Dundee whaling expedition to the Falkland Islands and then to
investigate the possiblities of whaling at the Antarctic.
My great grandfather was captain of the Polar Star that went on that
expedition, James Davidson, born Peterhead.
Anyone searching the Davidson's, would like to hear from you.
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