Associated People: Brown, Mr Kevan, Balephuil

2012.74.1

Newspaper articles about the rescue of a fisherman by his girlfriend in Gunna Sound in 1991

11 newspaper cuttings about the rescue of Kenneth MacClounnan, Balephuil, by his girlfriend Christine MacFarlane, when their fishing boat `Travee`, skippered by Kevan Brown, Balephuil, sank in Gunna Sound in 1991. Bound within a `Silk Cut Nautical Awards` folder. Christine was presented with the award for her bravery at the Dorchester Hotel in London in 1991 (see photo R125 and object 2012.74.2).

2012.74.2

Silk Cut Nautical Award presented to Christine MacClounnan (nee MacFarlane) in 1991.

Silk Cut Nautical Award presented to Christine MacClounnan (nee MacFarlane) at the Dorchester Hotel in London in 1991, for her bravery when rescuing her husband Kenneth MacClounnan, Balephuil, from drowning. The couple were out in Kevan Brown`s, Balephuil, fishing boat `Travee` in Gunna Sound when a freak wave wrecked the boat. Christine prevented Kenneth (who could not swim) from being washed out to sea by dragging him ashore with her – an effort that took an hour of swimming in difficult conditions. Glass and brass on marble plinth.

2012.74.6

Photograph of Christine MacDonald, Scarinish, receiving a Silk Cut Nautical Award in 1991

Black & white photograph of Christine MacDonald (MacClounnan, nee MacFarlane) receiving a Silk Cut Nautical Award at the Dorchester Hotel in London in 1991. Christine rescued her boyfriend Kenneth MacLounnan, Balephuil, when the fishing boat `Travee`, skippered by Kevan Brown, Balephuil, sank in Gunna Sound in 1991. (see also newspaper cuttings 2012.74.1 and award 2012.74.2).

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