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Thread #45251 Message #3697007
Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Mar-15 - 03:26 AM
Thread Name: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Subject: RE: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
When I first started researching the song way back in the 60s I discovered that at least one of the whalers mentioned had been a Hull ship. The whaling boats were frequently sold between the whaling ports. Also the more southerly port ships regularly stopped off at the Scottish ports to take on extra crew. Shetland was the most important place for this. I agree with you, Jon, on this one.