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Historic fishing vessel refloated after it overturned in high winds – “she just keeled right over”!

_90701426_ba534480-5f08-40cb-b30b-420333c60358One person was taken to hospital when the Reaper, a 70ft vessel dating back to 1902, blew on to its side at Johnshaven Harbour. Firefighters from Inverbervie and Stonehaven had worked to pump water from the hull. Reaper is one of the few of its kind to have remained in a seagoing condition. The boat, which was re-fitted in 2004, is part of the core collection of the national historic ships fleet. Joan Paton, chairwoman of the Scottish Fisheries Museum Boats Club, said members of the public had been onboard when it was blown over. She said: “We were just opening the boat to the public, all was going very well, the boat was looking pristine, very clean and tidy. “Unfortunately, just a freak gust of wind caught the sail, a rope snapped and . Read the rest here 14:10