Captain Lachlan (Lachie) Beaton

SPECIAL CREW FEATURE:
Captain Lachlan (Lachie) Beaton 1886 - 1970

His Career with the Company:
1920 (approx) Mate on Plover with Captain Robertson (Squeaky)
1928 Master on Lochinvar on Mull run. Tobermory - Oban
1928 to 1934 Master on Lochinvar. Tobermory - Oban. Also Mountaineer running cruises out of Oban & Fusilier on Portree - Mallaig service
1934 Winter Master on Fusilier - Portree run. Summer on Pioneer & Loch Nevis Islay - West Loch Tarbert
1935 Pioneer as Master Islay - Gigha - West Loch Tarbert
1939 Master Lochiel Islay Service
1940 Lochiel Fort William - Oban (Summer only)
1940 - 1951 Lochiel on Islay run

Eilean Mor

Eilean Mor

Eilean Mhor (note name change from Eilean Mor)

Eilean Mhor (note name change from Eilean Mor)

Eilean Fraoich II

Eilean Fraoich II

Eielean Fraoich II and Lochfyne

Eielean Fraoich II and Lochfyne

MASTERS CERTIFICATE & VESSELS

Dhuirnish approaching Rhubodach

Dhuirnish approaching Rhubodach

Dhuirnish and Eilean Buidhe

Dhuirnish and Eilean Buidhe

Bruernish and Dhuirinish, Inchmarnock, 1985

Bruernish and Dhuirinish, Inchmarnock, 1985

Dhuirnish laid up at Port Bannatyne

Dhuirnish laid up at Port Bannatyne

All photographs and personal information kindly provided by Alasdair & John Beaton, sons of Captain Lachlan.

Feature Updated:

31 May 2020