Ever wondered why our ancestors moved from place to place in the 19th century. Here's a clue:
In just one 6 month period in 1894, the good ship Gudrun sailed from Kirkwall to South Shields to Orphir to Bridgeness Harbour in Bo'ness, back to Westray, then Bridgeness, then Finstown and finishing up in Grangemouth Dock. In any of those places crew could have been taken on or discharged.
This is all the information we have of this ship. If anyone knows more about it, please post a comment.
Archive Reference: D8/4/8 Official log and account of voyages and crew of the vessel "Gudrun", owned by Samuel Reid, Papdale House, Kirkwall. Master, William Hourston.