Information about the sailing yacht ‘Oceana‘, which was wrecked at Crossapol beach in 1949. Written in 2018 by James MacGregor, Ullapool, for a book about the men of Lochbroom who served on the boats of the rich and famous in the years around 1900.
Obituary for Major John Campbell (1921-2015), owner of the schooner ‘Oceana‘, which ran aground and broke up on the Baugh end of Crossapol Beach in 1949 under mysterious circumstances. Major Campbell survived shellfire and swamps as he advanced through Italy with Popski’s Private Army during WWII.
The circumstances of the grounding of the Oceana at Baugh in 1949, by owner John Campbell
Transcript of a telephone conversation between John Campbell and Dr John Holliday in October 2013, regarding John Campbell`s life and ownership of the schooner `Oceana` and the circumstances leading up to its grounding and eventual break up on the beach at Baugh / Crossapol in 1949.
Printed pages from the website of Friends of Popski`s Private Army, citing the medals of John Davies Campbells earned during service in Europe in WWII. John Campbell was the owner of the yacht `Oceana` that grounded and broke up on Crossapol Beach at Baugh during a storm in 1949.
Book `Popski`s Private Army` by Vladimir Peniakoff
Softback book about the wartime adventures of Vladimir Peniakoff (nickname `Popski`), who formed his own elite fighting force in the North African Desert during WWII. The foreword is by John Campbell who owned the yacht `Oceana` when it grounded and broke up on Crossapol Beach at Baugh in 1949.
Photograph of a Skerryvore memorial plaque in Bournemouth in 2013
Colour photograph of a memorial plaque dedicated to the author Robert Louis Stevenson, in the garden of what was once his house, named `Skerryvore`, in Bournemouth. The garden is now known as the Skerryvore Memorial Garden.
Photograph of a scultpure of Skerryvore Lighthouse in Bournemouth in 2013
Colour photograph of a sculpture of Skerryvore Lighthouse in the Skerryvore Memorial Gardens in Bournemouth, dedicated to author Robert Louis Stevenson who lived there at 61 Alum Chine Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, and named the house `Skerryvore` in honour of his family of lighthouse engineers who built Skerryvore and the pier and buildings at Hynish.