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16 October 2014

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Iolaire Disaster - 2

Last Thursday, I was invited on a brief trip by boat around Stornoway's Outer Harbour. It was a beautiful evening, cool but brilliant. It took me around Glumaig Harbour, which is being dredged for hawsers, nets and other pieces of discarded gear. After a circle of Arnish Point (with Arnish Lighthouse looking out over proceedings), we crossed over to Holm Point and the beacon on the Beasts of Holm. This is the point where HMY Iolaire foundered on New Year's morning 1919. A twenty minute sail returned us safely to Goat Island.


Posted on Arnish Lighthouse at 14:43

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Don't accept any offers of boat trips from the Health Board or I think it'll be a case of 'Man Overboard'

calumannabel from Maxwell House Ness


One more time I will attempt to post a comment here. And, if it fails again, well, Grrrrrraaaarrrrrr. I recommended a book of photos by Oscar Marzaroli which includes one of an Iolaire survivor taken in 1979 on Lewis. "Shades of Scotland 1956 - 1988" ISBN 1-85158-213-4. Last try before I fly down to Scotland and commit a murrrrrdurrrrrr.

Flying Cat from throwing in the towel




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