Alex Richie

A request from an acquaintance to look at some old jottings and subsequent research into a local man produced such an interesting story about shipwreck in the Arctic I felt it needed to be told.

Alex Richie lived in Gourdon on the north east coast of Scotland in the first half of the twentieth century. As a young man he experienced the dying years of the once huge whaling industry centered in Dundee for almost 200 years.

His final sortie ‘following the whale’ ended in shipwreck, hardship and a feat of endurance that can only be marvelled at.

Click here to read Alex’s story.