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

The ferry `Loch Seaforth` which sank beside Gott Bay pier in 1973.


Object Details

Other Number: J31b

The ferry `Loch Seaforth` being raised from the seabed at Gott Pier in 1973

It ran onto rocks in Gunna Sound and began taking on water, at which point the passengers were taken ashore by the ferry`s three lifeboats. After it was refloated, it was towed to Gott Pier for inspection, but by the next day it had sunk, blocking the pier.
Normal Location: Photograph Shelves: photographs – J1-99
Current Location: normal location

1 thought on “1998.101.2

  1. Richard Hogarth

    As a young RAF rigger I travelled from Mallaig to Stornoway in 1962 and quite enjoyed the trip.

    It wasn’t until much later that I discovered that the ferry Loch Seaforth had bounced off most of the rocks in the Hebrides before finally sinking off Tiree.

    It couldn’t happen now – could it?


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