His next job was on 1949 “SS Pharos” Lighthouse tender (two years). There is a painting of the ship on a BBC website. Click on the picture on the left.
He then changed ship again a number of times after that.
Deep Sea Merchant Service
Herring Fishing (6 yrs)
RNLI Mechanic out of Aberdeen (24 yrs)
Logistics Manager Oil Supply Company
and finally on retirement worked at Herd and Mackenzie’s shipyard and was Deputy Launching Authority RNLI in Buckie.
Memory contributed by Ian Beaton Smith from Buckie
Ian is a Committee Member of Buckie Fishing Heritage Centre. He is a Father of four children, grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of two.
Find more information on the Cromarty /Invergordon ferry from Invergordon archive site. Search for ferry and there are lots of pages about it on the site.