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Embo drifter Mizpah
Embo drifter Mizpah

Cutting from the Northern Times with three photographs related to Embo lent to the paper by Morag Macdonald, daughter of Janet Grant Cumming. The first shows the Embo drifter Mizpah sailing into Wick Harbour. It has the caption 277 WK MIZPAH at the top. The boat was owned by Donald Cumming, father of James Cumming, whose widow was still living at Mizpah, Front Street, Embo at the time of the article (date unknown).
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Donald Cumming was my paternal grandfather and James Cumming my uncle.
Currently researching family history - My Great Granny was Annie Cummings born 28 10 1866 and died Lieth 16 04 1922. Donald Cumming born 23 1 1837 and died 5 2 1858 (Ardrossan Bay) and his wife nee Janet Grant (orignally Golspie) born about 1843 and died 21 5 1910 were my great great grandparents. Interested in any additional information. My undersanding is that Donald Cumming was drowned by "the upsetting of a boat".
Added by Diane Marr on 26 April 2009
Donald Cumming is my 3rd Great Grandfather. My Father Donald Mitchell named his sailboat Mitzpah after this boat!
Added by Lauren Annie Mitchell Mansell on 07 November 2017
My father Donald Mitchell son of Annie Ross, named his sailboat Mizpah after his "grandfather's" boat. This would have really been his great great grandfather. He had a picture of the boat.

Added by Lauren Annie Mitchell Mansell on 10 November 2017
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