A young Johnny Meil with parents in Scapa Flow summer 1939

Linda was built by Mackay boatbuilders of Finstown, Orkney in early 1938-9 for the price of £8 5s. She was handed over to her new owner Andrew Meil of Dyke-End, St. Ola, Kirkwall on the 28th March 1939.

Paid invoice for Linda

In her early years one of the users of Linda was a young Johnny Meil who despite the wartime conditions secured a number of permits from the then King’s Harbour Master for fishing in Scapa Flow.

Fishing Permit 1941
Fishing Permit 1945
Restrictions 1945

Nov 2019

As she arrived

After a little cleaning

October 2021

Jan 2022

March 2022

May 2022