Burghead in Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Harvest Reaper
The Harvest Reaper was a 45 foot long, Fyfie design fishing boat built of larch on oak at Wilson (Cockie) Noble's yard in Fraserburgh in 1931. She was powered by a Kelvin Recardo diesel engjine. She fished from Frasertburgh (the other Broch!) using small-line, great-line and drift net.
Her Skipper and owner was John Downie Mey until 1965, when his son Jim Mey took the helm. Later she was sold to new owners in Macduff.
She arrived at her final berth here in 2015.
At 11.20 on 29th April 1946 a Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Firefly aircraft (MB734), flying out of Naval Air Station Rattray got into difficulties 6 miles NNE off the coast of Fraserburgh, lost power and ditched near the Harvest Reaper, breaking off her after mast. Sadly, despite the best efforts of the ship's crew, the pilot of the Firefly perished. The pilot was Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Kenneth David Williams, aged 20, born Liverpool.
Location. 57° 42.24′ N, 3° 29.758′ W. Marker is in Burghead, Scotland, in Moray. Marker is at the intersection of Forteath Street and Bath Street, on the left when traveling west on Forteath Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burghead, Scotland IV30 5UQ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 kilometers Benjamin MacLean (approx. half a kilometer away); Burghead War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Kinloss War Memorial (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); Findhorn Tercentenary (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); The Cistercians of Kinloss (approx. 8.9 kilometers away); Five Centuries in Kinloss (approx. 8.9 kilometers away); Kinloss Abbey (approx. 8.9 kilometers away).
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.