Thank you to John Stevenson for
allowing me to reproduce this Remembrance, to his Great
Grandfather David Stevenson, a Forth River Pilot, and his two
sons. All were drowned off Dunbar in the Firth of Forth, in
the storm of 14 October 1881.
John tells me.
"David Stevenson was a
Forth River Pilot who owned two boats. One was 'Stormy
Petrel' which he sailed with two of his sons as crew,
ships on the Firth of Forth between Dunbar in East Lothian
and Leith Roads, the stretch of water between Inchkeith and
Leith Harbour entrance.
David and his crew all
drowned off Dunbar in the Storm of 14 October 1881.
(above) and his family came from Newhaven. His
wife was a Newhaven Fishwife at the age of seventeen.
Another of his sons was David, a ships
carpenter and later an undertaker, living at 19-21 Ferry Road,
opposite Leith LIbrary. David is the grandfather of John
Stevenson who owns the Remembrance reproduced here.
(This Remembrance is about 12 ins x 9 ins in
a frame 18ins x 16 ins.)