Maggie Helen

The Maggie Helen was built in 1904 as a fishing boat. She had been sitting in storage since 2007 after the historic vessel, then known as Loki, had been bought by Shetland Amenity Trust. The current owner is Benoit Cayla (Rose of Argyll and Swallow), who comments that he became interested in the historic vessel because of her Zulu style hull. She has a raked stern for protecting the rudder, but a straight-stemmed lugger style bow. This provides more deck space in crowded ports and was a popular choice for herring boats in the late 1800s. At one point there were hundreds, but the style is quite rare now.

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