The Isle of Whithorn Maritime History

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The Isle of Whithorn

The Isle of Whithorn

Isle ArchiveMaritime History

The Isle of Whithorn now is a haven for pleasure craft and a few fishing vessels, but in times past the village was an important harbour.

There is only one surviving resident who holds a Master’s ticket but at the turn of the century there were reckoned to be at least 40 Master Mariners.

The Isle owes its existence to the reasonably sheltered bay and its proximity to Whithorn, also a very important place in the past.

There is much to tell about the history of the Isle and its relationship with the sea.

Chapters

Clicking on the links below will take you to the relevant chapters.

The Harbour

The Harbour

The Schooners and Packets

The Schooners and Packets

The Regattas

The Regattas

The Lifeboats

The Lifeboats

The Wrecks

The Wrecks

The Isle in Wartime

The Isle in Wartime

The Harbour Collapse

The Harbour Collapse

The Disasters

The Disasters

The Perch

The Perch

The McWilliams

The McWilliams

 

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