Introduction / The Island / Accidents and Wrecks / The "Hope"
The Fate of the "Hope"
The ship was a total loss although her boat, nets and compasses and some other items were salvaged. A heavy storm a few weeks after the wreck shifted the boat some distance along the shore causing considerable damage. This took away the wheelhouse and funnel as well as part of the deck.
She was purchased by an Aberdeen trawler owner, Richard W Lewis, who sent four men to Pharay with an old fishing boat fitted out with heavy lifting gear. The men stayed with the Burgars at Cott, while working on the salvage operation.
A number of the Pharaymen were employed in the salvage operation. The winch and mast were taken out and the boiler was plugged and towed to Aberdeen.
Some Pharaymen subsequently bought the hull, which they managed to partly break-up getting over 30 ton of scrap iron. This was shipped south on the Westray boat Galatea and the venture proved quite successful.