Extract from book The Tiree Bards / Na Baird Tirisdeach about the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856. One boat belonged to Donald MacLean of Cheann-na-Creige at the south end of Traigh Bhi, Balephuil, where The Studio now stands. Plus some information about Ceit Chalein (Katie Dubh) of Am Bail’ Ur who helped Donald MacLean while his house was being built.
Black and white photograph of Donald MacLean and family in 1904.
Donald MacLean, his wife Annie MacMillan and family in Saskatchewan, c. 1904. L-R: (back row) Agnes, 11; Hugh,15; Laughlin, 19; Alena, 13; Archibald, 21; (front row) Victoria, 9; Annie MacMillan, married Donald on 24/2/1883 – Donald`s second marriage; Donald MacLean (Domhnaill Mac Eachainn `ic Ailein); Annie, 6. Another daughter, May, died in infancy. Donald was a son of Hector MacLean of Balephuil and Mary MacDonald of Caoles.