BA April 4th 1907
LAUNCH OF DRIFTER AT BUCKIE.
On Thursday Mr. W.R. McIntosh, Ianstown, launched from his yard in splendid weather a drifter of beautiful model for Messr's J. & J. Slater & A. Bruce, Buckpool, this being the first drifter Mr. McIntosh has built for Buckpool.
The vessel took the water in graceful style about 11am in presence of a large gathering, & there was a profuse display of bunting on board both the Vintage, as the new drifter was christened, & the SS Reliance which towed her to Cluny Harbour.
The christening ceremony was performed by Miss M.J. Slater, daughter of the skipper, and she was presented with a gold watch & chain by the builder to signalise the auspicious occasion. The Vintage has a wooden rudder, & will be towed to Yarmouth to be engined by Messr's Burrel.
BA November 8th 1923
DRIFTER SUNK AT YARMOUTH
The first loss sustained by the Scottish drifter fleet operating this season from Yarmouth, occurred last Wednesday when the Buckie boat Vintage BF 574, sank through springing a leak. This was first manifested off Hammond's Knoll when returning to Yarmouth from the fishing grounds.
When all efforts failed to check the inflow of water, the Peterhead drifter Veteran, which was passing, was signalled & came alongside. The crew of the Vintage first transferred their clothes & belongings, & the crew of the Veteran saved the nets & gear.
When the Vintage was about to founder, she was abandoned, & her crew were taken to Yarmouth, where they were recieved at the Sailor's Home.
The Vintage had been in trouble earlier in the season, having got on Scroby Sands, but was speedily refloated. The Veteran which also had the misfortune at the first part of the fishing to lose her nets, will now benefit by salving the nets off the Vintage.
On the skipper of the Vintage being asked at the Sailor's Home for his story, he refused to say anything & went out with his crew.