35 wrecked zulus found at Findhorn

Some 35 wrecked 30-50ft zulus have been identified along the Culbin edge of Findhorn Bay and are being investigated as part of an archaelogical project. The zulus were a short-lived but often mighty type of fishing boat with a near vertical stem and a sharply raked stern that fell out of use when engines came in as their … Continue reading 35 wrecked zulus found at Findhorn

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The Stephen family and the stories of the Fraserborough zulus Violet and Vesper

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Violet Stephen, the girl after whom the zulu Violet was named; Alexander Grieve Stephen, and the zulu Violet Violet; William and George Stephen on board Violet, and William Stephen aboard Violet David Stephen Rennie, great grandson of the first owners of the Violet has sent me some old photos and family history surrounding … Continue reading The Stephen family and the stories of the Fraserborough zulus Violet and Vesper

Still more on the iconic zulu

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Scaffie and zulus by Frank Mason, click on the picture for a large image The recent post showing photos of Spindrift the surviving zulu reminded me that Frank Carr’s book Vanishing Craft includes some nice reading about scaffies, fifies and zulus, and the conditions in which they developed. Carr reckoned that the three … Continue reading Still more on the iconic zulu