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Maid Of Lorne: The Stirks, Sound Of Mull

Steamship (19th Century)

Site Name Maid Of Lorne: The Stirks, Sound Of Mull

Classification Steamship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Maid Of Lorn; Auliston Point; Big Stirk; Little Stirk; Iona; Eilean Ura

Canmore ID 193243

Site Number NM55NW 8014

NGR NM 534 576

NGR Description NM c. 534 576

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NM55NW 8014 c. 534 576

N56 38.7 W6 14

NLO: Big Stirk [name: NM 534 578]

Little Stirk [name: NM 533 575]

Auliston Point [name: NM 547 581]

Sound of Mull [name centred NM 58 46]

Iona [name: NM 27 24].

MAID of LORNE ashore on the Stirks [Big Stirk: NM 534 578; Little Stirk: NM 533 575]. Crew safe. Vessel refloated.

Source: Oban Times, April 1896.

The available account suggests that the vessel was recovered, leaving no remains at the point of stranding.

The loss of this vessel is oit cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 10 August 2001.


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