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Invergordon Ferry
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Invergordon Ferry

This is likely to be the Invergordon/Cromarty Ferry run by Clem Watson. A similar ferry ran across to Balblair but this is likely to be the former judging by the load aboard. The date of the picture is a guess.
Picture added on 02 August 2012 at 22:12
The Cromarty-Invergordon ferry was actually run by Albert Watson, father of Clem.
The vessel has the lines of the Endeavour but lacks the cabin aft that Endeavour had in later years.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 11 August 2012
What are the two black lumps behind ferry?
Added by Doug Will on 16 August 2012
Doug I was wondering the same thing, thought maybe targets?
Too big for mooring buoys.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 16 August 2012
Thinking on that Harry, if I remember right, there was a large piece of target below the coalyard - and could the lump on the left be the piece of target which had the warning pole on it which was about level with the end of slipway? But if they are, the picture of the ferry must be well before the date 1950.
Added by Doug Will on 17 August 2012
That's where I remember the two old targets lying.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 17 August 2012
You are probably both correct.
Notice the point of land jutting out behind the ferry, that is where the AN setup was located.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 17 August 2012
The tide used to go out past the first target - it was in front of our house, the other was near the coal yard and was on its side.
Added by Gordon Will on 11 October 2012
Casting my mind back the piece on the left of picture is the wrong shape for the target with the pole on it as that piece was shaped like the bow of a ship and was further out. The piece on the left may have been one of the pieces which ended up by the old cement shed as there was two pieces ended up there and these were the ones that my father and Sandy Russell stripped down for the fire wood.
Added by Doug Will on 11 October 2012
I remember the Balblair Ferry when I was a kid, run by my Dad's friend Teddy Abra (?). I'd love to see a photo of that. Lachie
Added by Lachlan Munro on 11 November 2012
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