Object Type: natural object

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2019.3.2

Five small lumps of coal found on the beach at Port a’ Mhuilinn, Hynish, in 2018. They were probably washed ashore from either the ‘Regina’ or the ‘Marchioness of Lorne’, which were wrecked nearby in 1872 and 1875, respectively.

2018.54.1

Lump of ‘sea coal’ found at Port a’ Mhuilinn, Hynish (grid ref. NL 97995 38780), from one of two  shipwrecks, either the coal puffer ‘Regina’ 1872 (Canmore ID# 256038), or the cargo steam ship ‘Marchioness of Lorne’ 1875.

2017.84.1

Cross-section of a hawthorn tree from Glac nan Smeur / Hollow of the Brambles, on the side of Beinn Hynish, Balephuil.  There are about 80 rings, suggesting that the tree is still producing new stems. Planted in 1803, it remains the oldest tree on Tiree. Hawthorn can live for 500 years.

Tiree in 100 Objects – 60 – Hawthorn trunk

The History of Tiree in 100 Objects

2017.73.1

Three purple shells of the Violet Sea-snail Janthina janthina in a glass jar. Found on the beach at The Green, these shells were part of an exceptional influx of at least 50 specimens to reach Tiree in August 2017. The Violet Sea-snail is a warm-water species, and none had been previously recorded on the island.

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