Black Saturday Anniversary Flotilla of Boats At Wick Bay
18th August 2019
Black Saturday was, as reported at the time, a ‘fearful calamity'. In Wick Bay, alone, some 37 fishermen lost their lives, with countless more perishing around the coasts. Black Saturday, tragedy as it was, only accounts for a small proportion of the total numbers of seafarers lost to the sea along the Caithness coasts, over the decades.
To recognise and remember all those seafarers who lost their lives, a Seafarers Memorial Group has been established with the aim of designing and erecting an appropriate memorial that will provide a lasting place of remembrance. 40 boats sailed out with the flotilla into Wick Bay where wreaths were laid.
A fund is open for donations to the Seafarers Memorial - see the Facebook page for links.