For­mer tug pulls in the crowds

The Oban Times - - News -

THERE was much in­ter­est in a splen­did ves­sel tied up at the north pier in Oban on Thurs­day evening.

The Lady of Avenel is a 30m (98ft) twin-masted Dutch yacht which is tour­ing the western is­lands. She left Oban on Fri­day head­ing for Barra.

It was a re­turn visit for the boat, hav­ing been in Oban twice be­fore, the last time as re­cently as 2015. She is in the West High­lands for the sum­mer sea­son and will be around un­til the end of Septem­ber.

Built in 1964 in Poland, she was orig­i­nally a tug but was con­verted by cut­ting off all the su­per­struc­ture above the wa­ter­line.

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