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TITLE
James Bremner Esq. of Wick
EXTERNAL ID
AB_WICK_ART_07
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
533
KEYWORDS
portrait painting
James Bremner Esq. of Wick

This painting of James Bremner Esq. of Wick, was presented to the town of Wick by his great, great grandson James Bremner, Liverpool. It hangs in the Town Hall in Wick.

James Bremner (25 September 1784 - August 1856) was a notable Scottish naval architect and harbour builder.

James, the youngest of the nine children of Janet and James Bremner, was born in Stain, near Keiss, Caithness.

At the age of 14, he was apprenticed for six years to the ship-builders Messrs Steele of Greenock. After he had completed his apprenticeship he returned to Wick and started his own shipbuilding yard in Pulteneytown, near Wick Harbour, where he built 56 or more vessels, ranging in size from 45 tons to 600 tons. At this time, he also became well known throughout the United Kingdom for his skills in rescuing sunken and stranded vessels.

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James Bremner Esq. of Wick

CAITHNESS: Wick

portrait painting

Am Baile

Wick Public Building Art

This painting of James Bremner Esq. of Wick, was presented to the town of Wick by his great, great grandson James Bremner, Liverpool. It hangs in the Town Hall in Wick.<br /> <br /> James Bremner (25 September 1784 - August 1856) was a notable Scottish naval architect and harbour builder.<br /> <br /> James, the youngest of the nine children of Janet and James Bremner, was born in Stain, near Keiss, Caithness.<br /> <br /> At the age of 14, he was apprenticed for six years to the ship-builders Messrs Steele of Greenock. After he had completed his apprenticeship he returned to Wick and started his own shipbuilding yard in Pulteneytown, near Wick Harbour, where he built 56 or more vessels, ranging in size from 45 tons to 600 tons. At this time, he also became well known throughout the United Kingdom for his skills in rescuing sunken and stranded vessels.