The Cellardyke Echo – 4/5/2023 – Issue 387


NOTICE TO FISHERMEN. PALLETS! PALLETS!! PALLETS!!!   MANUFACTURED from Best Selected Home Sheep Skin at THOS. SCOTT, 81 George Street, Cellardyke.

PATENT CANVAS PALLETS. ALEX. BLACK & CO. Patentees and Manufacturers, Cellardyke, have appointed Mr John Robertson Innes, Merchant, St Monance, sole Agent there. Customers in St Monans can only be supplied through him.


LAUNCH OF A STEEL LINER AT LEITH. Another addition to the Anstruther fleet of Steam Line Fishing Vessels was made on Tuesday, by the launch at Leith from the building yard of Messrs Hawthorn & Co., of the steel liner ‘Kellie Castle,’ built to the order of the Castle Steam Fishing Company Limited. Being the first steel vessel built for the district a considerable number of the shareholders and their friends were present at the launch, and it is pleasing to report that all of them expressed their satisfaction with her appearance. Her dimensions are length 90 feet, breadth, moulded 19 feet, depth moulded 10 feet 6 inches. She will be supplied by the builders with compound surface condensing engines working at a pressure of 120 lbs, and is fitted with the most improved appliances for line fishing. The christening ceremony was performed by Miss Janet Gardner, daughter of Skipper Alexander Gardner, Cellardyke.

Thirteen Cellardyke boats left for Stromness and Scrabster this week, and four for the south.


ACCIDENT.— Yesterday afternoon, while an apprentice named James Murray, belonging to Cellardyke, in the employment of W. Brown, joiner, was assisting to unload a lorry of wood at the shop part of the load slipped off, and falling on Murray’s leg broke the bone above the ankle. Dr Wilson, Anstruther, was sent for, and having dressed the limb the lad was afterwards conveyed home.

APPOINTMENT OF SKIPPER. Skipper David Birrell, Cellardyke, ham been appointed skipper of the steel steam liner being built at Dundee for the Tay Steam Fishing Coy, Ltd. The vessel is the companion one of the Largo Bay, which arrived at Anstruther yesterday afternoon. At one time it was intended to man her with a Broughty-Ferry crew, but this has been found impossible, and Skipper Birrell will have a Cellardyke crew, and fish from Anstruther. The vessel is expected to be ready in June.


ATTACKING THE OLD BOATS AT LEVEN. Great complaint is made each summer about the smell from Leven dock, and the sanitary authorities are taking action in the matter. The Commission has wakened up the Kirkcaldy District Committee, and it in turn has stirred up the N. B. R. Company, who hold the dock. As a result the place is to be cleaned out, and part of the clearing will include the removal of the old boats which have lain there for many years. They belong to a former generation, and had their day long ago. Some are submerged when the dock is full, and all are the home of colonies of rats. An effort has been made to trace the owners, but no one will have anything to do with them, the accumulated rates are far above their value, and accordingly a warrant is to be asked from the Sheriff craving power to bring them.

OUTBREAK OF SCARLATINA FEVER. —ln Cellardyke, ten cases of scarlatina fever has been reported, and another suspected case was intimated yesterday. The fever is of a mild type. During the last three weeks two children have died of it. The disease is attacking children of the age from 3 to 10. Every means are taken to suppress the fever.


OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT. PETER SMITH, Begs to intimate to the Inhabitants of Cellardyke, Anstruther. Pittenweem, St Monans, and surrounding Districts, that TOMORROW, (SATURDAY), he will Commence Business as GENERAL DRAPER at No. 1 John Street, Cellardyke, and hopes by strict attention to Business, offering Goods of Superior Quality at MODERATE PRICES to merit a share of public Patronage

STORNOWAY FISHING. A telegram from Stornoway last night at seven o’clock states that 400 boats landed 12,000 crans yesterday, the Cellardyke boat, Providence, had 29 crans at 9s per cran, and the Vivid 30 crans at 2s 9d.

PROPERTY SALE.—In the Town Hall, Cellardyke, on Friday, Messrs Mackintosh & Watson, solicitors, offered for sale a house in Dove Street belonging to Mrs H. Reid or Bett, Australia. A sum of £75 was offered subject to acceptance or rejection within 10 days.

THE SALE OF THE K.Y. BOOT PREMISES. These premises were re-again exposed for sale by public roup by the liquidators in the Town Hall, Cellardyke, last Friday afternoon at the upset price of £180. Only one offerer appeared, but Mr Bonthron, who officiated as auctioneer, got no bid for the property at that figure. Mr Watson said he had the consent of the co-liquidator, Mr W. T. Ketchen, Methil, to reduce the upset price to £170 but no lower, and at that sum, it was knocked down to Mr James Leslie, manufacturer.

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