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James Mitchell · Carrier Marker image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, September 4, 2018
James Mitchell · Carrier Marker
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Kemnay — James Mitchell · Carrier
In Memory Of James Mitchell · Carrier 1773   1857 All Ye Who Thirst · Come Drink From This Flow of Pure Water Which Springs at Dalfling in The Shadow of Benachie — Map (db m128269) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Connel — Falls of Lora
Falls of Lora At certain states of the tide you will see spectacular overfalls with a water level drop of up to 1.2m and a lot of white water in front of you. The Falls of Lora form at the shallow narrows where Loch Etive in the east meets the open . . . — Map (db m127537) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Oban — The Water of Life
Uisge Beatha The Water of Life Atlantic Ocean Weather Systems Play a Considerable Part In Life on Scotland’s West Coast and Bring The Water of Life to All Who Live Here It comes from the sea · It comes from the sky · It comes . . . — Map (db m127538) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), John o' Groats — Duncansby Head Lighthouse
The lighthouse here at Duncansby Head is one of over 200 that are located around Scotland’s wild coastline. Operated and maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board they warn ships of dangerous waters and provide safe passage. Standing only . . . — Map (db m122846) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Scrabster — Scrabster Harbour
Highlands & Islands of Scotland Scrabster Harbour Skarabolstathar Caithness and Orkney were settled by the Norse and Skarabolstathar — ‘the homestead at the cliff edge' — is mentioned in the Orkneyinga Saga as a stronghold in . . . — Map (db m127662) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Highland Council), Drumnadrochit — John Cobb
John Cobb – World Speed Record Challenger – and – Glen Urquhart In 1952 John Cobb, who already held the World Land-Speed Record, stayed in Glen Urquhart whilst making his attempt on the World Water-Speed Record on Loch Ness. . . . — Map (db m128374) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Highland Council), Drumnadrochit — John Cobb Memorial
On the waters of Loch Ness John Cobb having travelled at 206 miles per hour in an attempt to gain the World’s Water Speed Record lost his life in this bay Sept. 29th. 1952 This memorial is erected as a tribute to the memory of . . . — Map (db m127174) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — A Rough Ride
A Rough Ride 18th century travellers must have welcomed the sight of the Hawes Inn at the end of their bumpy nine mile journey from Edinburgh by stagecoach. The unsurfaced roads were often muddy and full of ruts. "One unfortunate party were . . . — Map (db m127820) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Burghead — The Harvest Reaper
The Harvest Reaper was a 45 foot long, Fyfie design fishing boat built of larch on oak at Wilson (Cockie) Noble's yard in Fraserburgh in 1931. She was powered by a Kelvin Recardo diesel engjine. She fished from Frasertburgh (the other Broch!) . . . — Map (db m128159) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Lossiemouth — Moray Firth Anchor
Recovered from the Moray Firth between Covesea and Tablet Ness on or about The year 1882 by the fishing Smack “Isabella & Janes” INS 2868 Wm. Reid (BO) Skipper Lossiemouth — Map (db m128075) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Fitzroy Fisheries Barometer
Fitzroy Fisheries Barometer Vice Admiral Robert Fitzroy RN (5 July 1805 — 20 April 1865) In 1857 Admiral Robert Fitzroy, designed the robust and simple 'Fishery Barometer' and devised a system whereby such instruments would be placed . . . — Map (db m127614) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Login’s Well
Login’s Well There Watered Here The Hudson’s Bay Coy’s Ships 1670 – 1891 Capt. Cook’s Vessels Resolution and Discovery 1780 Sir John Franklin’s Ships Erebus and Terror On Arctic Exploration 1845 Also the Merchant Vessels . . . — Map (db m127623) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — RNLI Lifeboat Station
Former RNLI Lifeboat Station 1901 – 2001 Orkney’s First Lifeboat ‘Saltaire’ was stationed in Stromness at Ness in 1867 — Map (db m127616) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Shipwrecks of Scapa Flow
Shipwrecks of Scapa Flow Scuttle! On 21 June 1919 the entire German High Seas Fleet of 74 warships was scuttled in the great natural harbour of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Isles on the orders of Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter. The sinking . . . — Map (db m127661) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Stromness Lifeboat Station
( panel 1 ) Violet, Dorothy and Kathleen ON-1236 (17-16) Severn class lifeboat The Severn class all-weather lifeboat is the largest in the RNU fleet. Severn class lifeboats are allocated to stations where they can lie afloat . . . — Map (db m127565) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — The Cannon
The Cannon Reputed to have been salvaged from the American privateer ‘Liberty’ in 1813. It was used to fire a salute to the Hudson’s Bay Company ships. — Map (db m122732) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Ross and Cromarty), Cromarty — HMS Natal
HMS Natal — A Naval warrior destroyed HMS Natal was a Warrior class Cruiser of 13,550 tons with a complement of 704 officers and men. She was launched at Barrow-in-Furness on 30th September 1905 and had a distinguished peacetime career. This . . . — Map (db m128195) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Forth & Clyde Ship CanalInternational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Constructed: Grangemouth to Glasgow - 1768-77 Glasgow to Bowling 1785-90 Closed: 1963 - - - Re-opened: 2001 Engineers: J. Smeaton, R. Mackell, R. Whitworth This canal, which in addition to inland traffic, accommodated full-masted . . . — Map (db m88039) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Kylesku — X Craft Memorial
This Cairn Was Erected To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The XIIth Submarine Flotilla 10th April 1993 The Security of These Top Secret Operations Was Guarded by the Local People of This District Who Knew So Much and Talked So Little . . . — Map (db m127907) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Torrisdale — George William Mackay
Erected in Loving Memory of George William Mackay Glaickbea Son of William and Christina Mackay, Who Was Lost in the Titanic Disaster, 15th April 1912 Aged 20 Years “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see . . . — Map (db m128345) HM

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