Colour photograph of a painting of the ‘Mary Stewart’ in full sail. The original painting is in the family of David Roberts (1849-1897), a native of Anglesey, who was the master on the Mary Stewart, and possibly part owner, from about 1886 to 1897. The remains of the Mary Stewart can still be seen in Scarinish Harbour.
Collection of 18 postcards of photographs of Tiree, 1920-1960
Collection of 18 original postcards showing photographed scenes from Tiree, some of which are used and stamped. Most are duplicates of existing archive items. Six scanned and accessioned separately (V121-V126).
Three caulking irons and a sail pricker from the schooner the Mary Stewart: large and small `making` irons, a `hardening` iron (with groove), and a sailmaker`s pricker for making holes in sail canvas. Caulking irons (caladh in Gaelic) came in sets of five and were used to force oakum into spaces between timbers to form a water-tight seal.
Black & white photograph of Scarinish Harbour from the air in 1947, probably taken from the platform of one of the five communications towers present at the time. The Mary Stewart is on the left. Note the lack of any building behind the pier. (original stored on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)
Black & white photograph of Scarinish harbour in 1947 with the hotel on the left, the Mary Stewart on the right, and five Emergency Wireless Telegraphy Service communications towers in the background. (original stored on CD in filing cabinet 10 drawer 1)
Photograph of Scarinish Harbour and pier building ca 1930
Sepia photograph from a postcard of Scarinish Harbour around 1930, showing the ship the Mary Stewart on the left and a smaller ship tied up loading kelp from horse-drawn carts. The harbour building/office/store, now gone, is on the right.
Photograph of a wooden boat in Scarinish harbour before World War II
Sepia photograph of a wooden boat of the dipping lug-sail type anchored in Scarinish Harbour with the pier and Mary Stewart freight store in the background. On the reverse is written “Pre WWII”. (Original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)
Photograph of a line drawing of Scarinish Harbour ca. 1900
Black & white photograph of a postcard illustrated with a line drawing of a view of Scarinish Harbour from the machair. The Mary Stewart, freight store and a thatched cottage are included. (Original stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)