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Documents, correspondence and photographs pertaining to the the sailing schooner “Oceana” that was stranded on Tiree in 1949

Information about the sailing schooner, or two-masted leisure yacht, “Oceana” that became stranded and broke up between Crossapol farm and Crossapol beach on 9th March 1949. Includes correspondence between Anthony Vaughan and (1) An Iodhlann, (2) the Receiver of Wrecks, and (3) Isle of Wight Local Studies Collection, about the location of the stranding on Tiree, records of its loss, its manufacture and changes of ownership 1879-1948, and historical photographs. Photographs include three of the Oceana under sail, one during refitting, two at anchor off Portsmouth and Isle of Wight, eight of Anthony Vaughan`s great uncle+wife on the deck of the schooner in the 1930s. How the yacht became grounded in reasonable weather is a mystery. Rumours were that they made for the airport control tower instead of the Scarinish lighthouse, and that they were smugglers or on their way to Russia to pick up a dissident.

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 9: drawer 3
Current Location: normal location

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