Softback book ‘No Shame in Fear’ by Alex C. MacLean, 2016. Alex C. Maclean was born on the Isle of Tiree in 1923, and lived there until the age of fourteen, when he went to sea. This is a first-hand account of the WW2 Atlantic convoys and the devastation of war. Stalked by German U-boats, cast adrift in a lifeboat, it also tells of the difficulties of the post-war period, in building a decent family life and coming to terms with his own history back on Tiree. Foreword by Donald S. Murray.
Photocopy of a typed transcript of an interview with Hector MacPhail, Cornaigbeg, on 19 May 1992, about himself, boats, sea transport and sailors, with particular reference to Allan MacFadyen, Scarinish, and ships the Mary Stewart and the Mary & Effie. Topics also include alchohol taxation, violence, Clearances, landowners, hotels, Crofters’ War, coal puffers. The interviewer is given only as ‘Smith’.
Emailed exract from the Inverness Journal and Northern Advertiser, Friday 16th July, 1819: “Drowned between Coll and Ardnamurachan on the 15th ult. Mr Donald Macdonald Distiller on the Island of Tyree”.
VHS video and DVD of a compilation of holiday travels in London in1952, Eastbourne and Heathrow in 1955, and Tiree in 1957.
VHS video and DVD of Caledonian MacBrayen’s Clyde steamships.
VHS video and DVD ‘Coastal Cruising – Western Isles, 1969-1988’. Compilation of footage of sea travels around the Western Isles including Tiree.
Book ‘The Viking World’ by James Graham-Campbell, 2013. Authoritative update on a previous edition of the same title, based on recent archaeological research, with a new chapter on ships, shipwrights and seamen.
Softback book ‘Flowers in the Snow’ by Gwyneth Hoyle, 2001. A biography of the plant collector Isobel Wylie Hutchinson who travelled the northern latitudes of the world in the first half of the 1900s in search of plants. Her travels through Scotland, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska were by various and interesting means. Includes Tiree.
Information about the yacht `Charm` whose wreckage washed up in Hynish Bay in 1945
History, letter, newpaper cuttings, telegrams, maps and photographs relating to the yacht `Charm` whose wreckage washed up in Hynish Bay in September 1945, with the loss of four lives. The new owner RAF Group Captain GN Warrington, his Australian wife, and their two friends, FO McGregor and FO Ellis, were sailing from Sligo to Belfast when they ran into a gale and probably a free-floating mine. A full-scale search & rescue was carried out by the RAF and others. Mr & Mrs Warrington had fortunately left their three-year-old son, Alastair, with friends. See photographs P155-P157.