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By Michael Herrick, August 29, 2018
Alexander Graham Marker
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Alexander Graham
Alexander Graham led local merchants to oppose their tax liability to the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. Stromness became an independent burgh as a result. — Map (db m127615) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Alexander Graham
Alexander Graham Died 16th April 1783 This fountain is erected to perpetuate the memory of Alexander Graham, a native of this town, who, during the years 1743 - 1758, at great pecuniary sacrifice to himself, fought the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall, as . . . — Map (db m127658) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Dr John Rae
Dr John Rae was born in Orkney at the Hall of Clestrain. He became an explorer with the Hudson’s bay Company, learning from the native people how Timothy survive in the Canadian Arctic. He led three of the four expeditions in which he took part, . . . — Map (db m127613) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Eliza Fraser
Home of Eliza Fraser Who in 1836 survived shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef and capture by Aborigines to become a legendary figure in Australian history. — Map (db m127651) 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 — George Mackay Brown
George Mackay Brown Poet 1921 — 1996 Lived Here 1968 — 1996 — Map (db m127621) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Login’s Inn
Former Login’s Inn Birthplace of Sir John Login 1809 – 1863 Guardian of Duleep Singh Deposed Maharaja of The Punjab — Map (db m127622) 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 — Mrs Humphrey’s House
Mrs Humphrey’s House Temporary Hospital 1835 – 1836 For Scurvy Ridden Whale Men Who Had Been Trapped In The Ice For Months — Map (db m127618) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Rae’s Close
Rae’s Close The Orcadian Arctic Explorer Dr. John Rae, in 1854, discovered Rae Strait (the last link in the Northwest Passage) and the tragic fate of the Franklin Expedition — Map (db m127620) 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 — Stromness War Memorial
In Memory Of The Gallant Dead Who Gave Their Lives For Honour and Freedom In The European War 1914 — 1919 bnn Erected by The Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Stromness Assisted by Natives of the District in This and . . . — Map (db m127656) WM
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 (Orkney Islands), Stromness — The Haven
The Haven Agents Of The Hudson’s Bay Company Operated From This House, And Signed Many Orcadians Into Company Service — Map (db m127617) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — The Lieutenant’s House
The Lieutenant’s House This house was built by Lieutenant James Robertson RN, who commanded HMS Beresford at The Battle of Plattsburg in 1812. — Map (db m127653) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Warehouse
Warehouse Built in 1780s originally for American rice trade during the 7 years war — Map (db m127659) HM

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