KAMI-NO-MICHI is a gentleman's motor yacht, built by A. Dickie at Tarbert on Loch Fyne in 1911. She was designed by J. A. MacCallum and was registered with the official number 129565 and the call sign MCED. In later years, she operated as a tourist boat, offering trips around the distilleries of the Scottish islands. Her hull is carvel built of pitch pine with sawn oak frames. She has a pointed bow and a raked straight stem with a cruiser stern. Her one timber mast has a steadying sail rigged and the current engine is a Gardner inboard diesel, with six cylinders and seventy-two brake horsepower, made in 1954. It is believedthat she was commandeered by the Royal Navy during WW1.
In the mid-1950s, KAMI-NO-MICHI was moored on the Menai Straits at Beaumaris, Angelsey and was in regular use there. She was owned by Charlie Mack (C.G. Mack) who was the chairman of the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Company. The company's pleasure steamers operated regular tourist sailings between Liverpool and the Menai Bridge during the summer months and these ships swept past KAMI-NO-MICHI's moorings, just north east of Gallows Point.
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Motor Boat and Yachting: A Boat of My Own: Kami-no-Michi, pp36-40, February 1986
Vessel built by A.Dickie at Tarbert on Loch Fyne
Vessel moored on the Menai Straits at Beaumaris, Anglesey
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