Heimdal, what is the location, and what's the correct spelling of "Robbie Ramsay's Baa"...we have to make a page for the thing....and knows nothing....Robbie wants to call it "Robbie Rasmie's Baa"..;-))))))
Cheers, --Oddrun 12:11, 18 April 2009 (MDT)
I would say your spelling is correct. 'Robbie Ramsay's Baa' is the local name for part of the baa which is named 'Skibby Baa' on nautical charts of the area, roughly NE of what is called 'Scottle Holm' on the OS map, a place with a strong tide.
Robbie, a Yell man, was at the wheel of the Greenland whaler 'Nova Zembla' as she was coming in to Lerwick to land the Shetland men in the crew, himself included, when she went aground. She was later refloated. I don't have a copy of Adam Robson's 'Saga of a Ship', but I believe there is some information there about the incident.
Heimdal 15:44, 18 April 2009 (MDT)
- Rewrite needed then. The only record for her states she "went to pieces".
- Ghostrider 16:03, 18 April 2009 (MDT)
Checking with Basil Lubbock's 'Arctic Whalers' Nova Zembla is first mentioned in the season 1877 and was still operating in 1901, being the first boat back in Dundee on October 7th that year, but having been handicapped both by the weather and machinery breakdowns she had only 1 small whale, 418 white whales and 26 bears.!!
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