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Scotland's Bill Abernethy and the Last Pearl Fisherman passed Away

In a sad note, this past November 26th marked the end of an Era for the UK's pearling tradition with the passing of Bill Abernathy: Scotland's last pearl diver and a man known for the dance in his Soul and feet, and for having found valuable natural freshwater pearls in Scotland's lochs and rivers before the pearl fishing ban.
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He found the famous "Abernathy Pearl" (also referred to as "Little Willie") and many other valuable pearls. Passed away at 96 years of age.

For the complete story please head over to The Press & Journal.

May he rest in Peace and enjoy the passing under the Pearly Gates.
 
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