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“The ‘Opal’ of Whitby”
This 166 ton Snow, a type of boat very similar to a Brig with some slight modifications, was built at Greenock in 1845 and later registered at Whitby in 1865.
The ‘Opal', which is seen here in Whitby's upper harbour, worked as a trading vessel until 1899 when she was sold to the Cleveland Flour Mill as a lighter - a boat which loads and unloads between larger vessels and the wharf.

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“The ‘Opal’ of Whitby”
This 166 ton Snow, a type of boat very similar to a Brig with some slight modifications, was built at Greenock in 1845 and later registered at Whitby in 1865.
The ‘Opal', which is seen here in Whitby's upper harbour, worked as a trading vessel until 1899 when she was sold to the Cleveland Flour Mill as a lighter - a boat which loads and unloads between larger vessels and the wharf.