Wooden boat used as the roof for a small building partially sunk into the ground. The structure is currently in a state of collapse, the side wall has been eroded by the sea and partially fallen down, the boat has come off the walls that it was stood on. The building may have been adapted from a naust but was probably used as a fishing store. Where boats have been used for roofs it is normally when they have reached the end of their working life or are redundant. Unusually this structure has a date written in the concrete surrounding the entrance “21 Jan 1957”, so the boat has to be older - possibly now over 100 years old. This structure is next to a raised beach which has various winches along its top edge for hauling boats up clear of the water.
Skaw, Isle Of Whalsay, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK.
Grid Reference: HU 58939 66554
Photographed: 15 September 2015
Model Built: 16 October 2015
Model created using: Agisoft PhotoScan (Standard) 1.1.16