SS ‘Lady Isle’ aground off Scarinish harbour in 1956
Photograph of the SS ‘Lady Isle’ aground off Scarinish harbour in 1956.
Courtesy of Mr Richard MacCrory
The steam puffer ‘Lady Isle’ ran aground in August 1956 while attempting to enter Scarinish harbour. The crew immediately abandoned ship and scrambled ashore.
It was thought at first that she would be easily re-floated as she was upright in a relatively sheltered position. However, six weeks later, when an attempt to pump out the water on board failed, it was discovered that she was more seriously damaged than first thought and she was abandoned as a wreck.
Little remains of the wreckage other than metal plates and girders, which lie in six metres of water to the north of the harbour entrance.
Black and white photograph of the wreck of the `Lady Isle` off Scarinish in 1956.
The wreck of the `Lady Isle` off Scarinish in 1956.