The 16th of May History Calendar

A Schooner

On this day 140 years ago in 1877, the Stather built schooner sank after striking rocks on the Sound of Islay. This was not the end of the schooner, she was later raised and repaired.

In 1895, 122 years ago, William Henry Higgins, deckhand on the Stather built fishing smack was drowned at sea.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.