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The Invergordon Archive

The O'Neill Family
The Invergordon Archive
The O'Neill Family

This was taken on a bus trip to Nigg beach. These are my grand-parents Annie and Fachy Dunn. I have mentioned my grandfather on this site. He was the engineer on the Harbour Master's Launch. Perhaps some will remember them. They resided at 3 Outram Street....
Picture added on 04 March 2006
Thanks Eddie, I am sure I remember Peter Taylor but it has been a long time. Maybe you have a picture of him? I remember of course Davey Ross (Coon), Sandy Mclellan and Dougal Macintosh being the crew and later on a Paddy. After Dougal left then it was Strachan that manned the wheelhouse.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 22 March 2006
Hello Harry, I remember your grandfather from my time spent on the harbour launch with my grandfather Peter Taylor.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 22 March 2006
Hi Alistair, good to see you on here....Eddie you are correct: Strachan then Dougal....but Alistair Fachy was still on the boat when Paddy was on...Davey came on after Fachy retired. I didn't know Pegelli. I am still trying to remember Peter Taylor.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 23 March 2006
First crew I remember on launch were Tommy Strachan, Fachy Dunn, Peter Taylor - my father, Sandy Maclellan, then Davey Ross after Peter retired. Dougal took over from Tommy when he bought the shop on High St. I think Paddy came when Fachy retired, then Pegelli when Paddy went to harbour office.
Added by Alastair Maclellan on 23 March 2006
Was (?)Strachan not before Dougal, and then Paddy filled in for a while before a person by the name of Pengelli took over? That was when they had the open pinnace as the pilot boat, and then the diesel harbour launch came along, same as the one in the photograph. I remember Davey and Sandy as well.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 23 March 2006
Hi Rosalie, yes Margaret still sings (all the time) - guess it comes from school singing in Miss Nichols' class. I will tell her you were asking. Have you checked picture #824? Am sure you remember Mrs Buckie, she was a character....it's been a long time now Rosalie since the happy days in Inver-g especially on Clyde St where you lived; it was always lively there and lots of laughter...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 24 March 2006
Harry, it's so good to see this photo of your grandparents, just as I remember them. Does your sister Margaret still sing? I seem to remember that she had a beautiful singing voice.
Added by Rosalie Samaroo (Graham) on 24 March 2006
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