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Ring netter June Rose ... then owned by the Clarke family of Musselburgh
Was sold on to Gourdon, then the Isle of Man where she was renamed Margaret Alison, which I was to own for five years

    beautiful boat , what became of her ?

    Jay Cresswell
    Aug 16 2009 07:15 PM
    Hi Chris
    At the last count, June Rose/Margaret Alison was somewhere sunny and looking pretty good as a yacht with a wheelhouse of moderate size
    Mike Craine of the IOM sent a super pic that he came by ... that was a couple or three years back
    She was fairly well built ... pitch pine on oak ... by Weatherhead ... year of build was 1937, though someone in the IOM pulled a fast one when she was placed under Pt 1 Registry (plus the usual Pt IV) when the year of build was given as 1949! It was patient research that revealed that anomaly; heaven knows what the motive for the "rejuvination" was except to jack up the price when sold perhaps  
    The key was her double frames ... all taken to rail level, which means that she suffered from "tooth decay" in later life. Weatherhead went to single timberheads after 1945 even though some of the boats might still have had double frames.The "floors" were integrated with the frames which made for an exceptionally elegant  and easy to keep clean bilge

    Brian Ward TT24
    Aug 16 2009 07:30 PM
    I saw her about 5 years ago in Majorca at Porto Colom and had a chat in half Spanish/English and was given a guided tour by her owner.  She looked to be in good condition and she was used for charter work. Apart from a large rectangular wheel house she was as shown in the photo above.

    Jay Cresswell
    Aug 16 2009 07:34 PM
    Thanks Brian
    Good to know that she was looking decent then
    Was the foc'sl still in her ... six bunks ... all in feather & groove pitchpine?
    A great picture Jay. She looks very like the Noss Head (CN 144) which was launched the year before. I am nearly sure that it was August that year that she steamed through the Forth and Clyde Canal and down to Carradale. I remember her stern being in the shots of the big fleet at Inverarray that used to be in Dewar's boot store. There used to be a photo similar to this hanging in the cabin of the wee steel built LH June Rose that the same family later built.

    Jay Cresswell
    Aug 17 2009 06:52 AM
    Hi Dunard

    Yes, agree that Noss Head was very similar ... much like peas out of a pod
    Was unaware of the boot store pic that you refer to though I recall you posting a fabulous image of ringers gathered at Inverary on the Trawlerphotos website was it not?

    The June Rose was built for my Great Grandmother Margaret Halley Clark of Fisherrow, I can remember my Grandfather Walter (Wattie) Clark speaking fondly of her as did my late father Robert who sailed  on the Fragrant, Stardust, St Clair, Lothian Rose, Aurora and Green Pastures to name but a few. I would like to see any other pictures of the June Rose.

    Jay Cresswell
    Dec 05 2009 06:08 PM
    Thanks Iain
    Yes, I knew that she had been built for Margaret Clark
    Never confirmed which her partner boat was though I was told it was the apparently smaller Lothian Rose
    Are you able to confirm?
    Do you have any old pix of those days that could be scanned in for this site?
    I have no old pix other than the one above
    Your family sold June Rose to Gourdon, where she fished for a long time prior to going to the Isle of Man
    Jay, Think you are correct in relation to the partner boat of the June Rose as being the small Lothian Rose. I will upload a photo which shows them both sailing together up the Firth and Clyde canal heading through west.