old MacVicar boat


Type geola / transom; – strakes

Materials not recorded

Dimensions LOA c. 13′; Beam “; Draught ”

Built by URS / Uilleam Ruadh Stewart

Built for Dòmhnall Thormaid MacVicar, Balaglas

Date 1912?

Subsequent owners 2) Dòmhnall Eoghainn Thormaid

Notes DTmV was wounded in WW1

Date of survey –   By AMS

old MacDonald boat


Type geola / transom; 9 strakes

Materials not recorded; iron fastenings

Engine no

Former rig 1 sail

Dimensions LOA 11’11”; Beam 5’2½”; Draught: 17″

Built by UDS / Uilleam Dhòmhnaill Stewart

Built for Eachann mic’Ruairidh MacDonald, Locheport

Date 1915?

Subsequent owners salvaged by Alasdair MacPhail, Locheport

Used for light fishing

Notes oldest known Grimsay boat; @ Museum nan Eilean

Date of survey 10/1999   By mns

Morning Star ‘eathar glas’

Reg.No CY59

Type eathar / double-ender; 12 strakes

Materials oak backbone; larch on larch, grown knees

Engine Kelvin poppet 12/14 petrol/paraffin

Former rig no   Deck foredeck

Dimensions LOA 27’10”; Beam 10’5½”; Draught: ”

Built by TUS / Teàrlach Uilleim (Charles) Stewart

Built for Alasdair MacDonald, Ceann Ear w/Northern Lighthouse Board engine

Date 1928

Subsequent owners 2) Calum MacIsaac, Berneray 3) Iain Morrison 4) Iain Fraser, Lochmaddy 5) CEUT

Used for mails, cargo, fishing

Notes Mail boat for Monachs; first Grimsay boat built for engine; see poem by Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna

Date of survey GBT repair project 2003-2004

Kate Ann

Reg.No CY317

Type geola / transom-stern; 10 strakes

Materials red pine backbone; larch on larch; galvanised

Engine Seagull outboard; previous Solo petrol paraffin

Former rig dipping lug   Deck no

Dimensions LOA 14’8″; Beam 6’2″; Draught: 28″

Built by TUS / Teàrlach Uilleim (Charles) Stewart

Built for Iain MacDonald, 13 Kallin

Date 1920

Subsequent owners family: Ailig Iain, Iain Ailig

Used for lobster fishing

Notes fished the Monachs under sail; boat repair training w/GBT; on display Kenary

Date of survey 5/1999   By AMS

Fair Morn I

Reg.No CY54

Type eathar / double-ender; – strakes

Materials not recorded

Engine Kelvin poppet 7Hp

Former rig yes   Deck foredeck

Dimensions LOA 22′; Beam “; Draught ”

Built by CUS / Teàrlach Uilleim (Charles) Stewart

Built for Ruairidh Thormaid, Kyles Flodda

Date 1928

Subsequent owners 7 owners including Angus Robertson, Cheesebay; D.I.MacPherson, Lochmaddy; John Stewart, Kallin; last owner Niall Stewart, Kallin

Used for lobster, crab, velvets, seaweed

Notes blew away and broke up 12/1998

Date of information 9/1999   By AMS

Ealasaidh / Ribhinn Lurach


Type geola / transom; – strakes

Materials oak backbone; larch on larch; copper

Engine outboard?

Dimensions LOA 14’2″; Beam 5’8″; Draught ”

Built by TUS / Teàrlach Uilleim (Charles) Stewart

Built for Uilleam Eoghainn MacAulay, Kallin

Date 1926

Subsequent owners (2) Angus MacLean, Grimsay; (3) Tom Dick, Cairinis; (4) Iain MacDonald, Lochmaddy

Used for pleasure fishing

Notes fiberglassed by Tom Dick

Date of survey 9/1999   By AMS