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Stornoway Harbour View of South Beach Quay, from SE

SC 461324

Description Stornoway Harbour View of South Beach Quay, from SE

Date 23/4/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 461324

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Stornoway Harbour, Lewis, Ross and Cromarty Stornoway Harbour is essentially a natural inlet, improved by the construction of an outer breakwater, two piers, and a long line of quays forming an inner harbour. These works were constructed over a long period, starting in the 1780s. This view shows part of the inner harbour, with some of the seine-netting fleet operating from the port, and built with Government assistance. The varnished hulls of the two nearest boats were typical of West Coast boats. Stornoway was one of the great herring ports in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the British fleets of sailing drifters followed the herring shoals round the coast. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H76/9/7


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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