11th September 1919 Thursday

Tantalisingly Close

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“On Thursday, Sept. 11, we passed down the Scottish coast all day, and were able to recognise such places as Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Aberdeen, Stonehaven and the Bell Rock Lighthouse. We passed the May Island about 6 p.m., but it was dark while we passed by the Fife coast. I was able to make out the different villages, and saw Elie light flashing. We dropped anchor about 7 p.m. on the North side of Inchkeith. The lights of ‘Auld Reekie’ thrilled me. We held another rowdy concert at night.”

The Elie Light (http://www.eliehistory.com)

The Elie Light (http://www.eliehistory.com)

 

The Bell Rock Lighthouse

The Bell Rock Lighthouse

The east coast of Scotland showing the places mentioned © OpenStreetMap contributors

The east coast of Scotland showing the places mentioned © OpenStreetMap contributors

“He had a voice like the Inchkeith Foghorn on a particularly foggy night”

“He had a voice like the Inchkeith Foghorn on a particularly foggy night”.
http://whiz-bangskrumpsandcoalboxes.co.uk/2015/12/25/25th-december-1915-saturday/ © OpenStreetMap contributors

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