Fisherman’s “beloved” Arbroath trawler tracked down to Ireland for special 80th birthday surprise

A former fisherman from Arbroath has been reunited with his beloved boat for the first time in more than four decades. The Swankie family’s fishing trawler was sold in 1974 but skipper Jim Swankie’s love for the Morning Star grew stronger as the years passed. Attempts to find her over the years had come to nothing and he had all but given up hope of ever seeing her again. However, daughter Jillian Schofield knew how much the boat meant to her dad and secretly set about trying to track her down. >click to read<09:48

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