Printed information about the family of Bata Am Marsanta from the censuses of 1851-1901. Bata Am Marsanta was one of the boats belonging to Archibald MacKinnon ‘Am Marsanta Ban’ (1796-1880) caught up in the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856.
Extract from book The Tiree Bards / Na Baird Tirisdeach about the Balephuil fishing disaster of 1856. One boat belonged to Donald MacLean of Cheann-na-Creige at the south end of Traigh Bhi, Balephuil, where The Studio now stands. Plus some information about Ceit Chalein (Katie Dubh) of Am Bail’ Ur who helped Donald MacLean while his house was being built.
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Newspaper article about the Balephuil fishing disaster, 1856
Photocopy of a newspaper article from the Glasgow Herald, July 1856 (and typed transcript by donor), about the loss of nine fishermen in a storm off Balephuil in 1856. Thirty-nine men set off fishing in six boats but were overtaken by a gale. Thirty out of thirty-three men survived in three boats that made it to Islay. All six were lost from one boat that came ashore on Coll.