by Trevor Boult
Forward by HRH The Princess Royal
The former Northern Lighthouse Board tender Fingal was in service for some 37 years and was party to many operational and technical changes in the provision of aids to navigation in Scottish waters.
Fingal represented the last and final ‘classic’ style of tender once found throughout the three General Lighthouse Authorities of the British Isles. Performing a wide range of duties at Oban and at Stromness, Fingal served all the area needs of the Northern Lighthouse Board.
Fingal came to be unique in her design and historic mode of operation, and enjoyed Royal patronage. A well-recognised and admired vessel, her private acquisition after the millennium has seen her preservation up to her new and future role as a luxury ‘boatique’ hotel in Scotland, as part of the RY Britannia experience in Leith Docks.
In this book, Trevor Boult provides an accessible and lasting tribute to Fingal, based largely on personal and objective experience with support from other authorities. This is an excellent book about this wonderful vessel and I would very highly recommend it to our readers.
Paperback: 172mm x 248mm, 176 pp illustrated