1998.101.1

Black and white photograph of the raising of the `Loch Seaforth` in 1973.

The giant floating crane `Magnus III` raising the ferry `Loch Seaforth` from beside Gott Bay pier in 1973. On 22nd March the `Loch Seaforth` ran aground on Cleit Rock in the Sound of Gunna. Three lifeboats were launched which reached the Tiree shores. After being refloated, the ferry was towed to Gott Bay for inspection, was pumped but next day shipped more water and blocked the pier. On 11th May the `Magnus III` arrived and lifted the `Loch Seaforth` and moved her to the beach. She was patched and refloated then towed to Troon where she was scrapped. (Information from `West Highland Steamers`, 2002.133.8)

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Object Details

Other Number: J31a
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – J1-99
Current Location: normal location

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