NB2947 : Bragar Whalebone Arch

taken 11 years ago, near to Bragar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Bragar Whalebone Arch
Bragar Whalebone Arch
This is the Whalebone Arch erected by Murdo Morrison at his home. It is the jawbone of a whale which was washed ashore on the west coast of Lewis in 1921 with a harpoon still embedded in it. The "stun" charge in the nose of the harpoon failed to detonate on impact and the whale escaped with the harpoon still in position. It came ashore with extensive ropes trailing from the harpoon, which now hangs as part of the monument. At some time since NB2947 : Whalebone Arch was taken, the bones have been clad in GRP.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 18 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 July, 2006
Category
Arches   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 291 477 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:20.0325N 6:37.8004W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 291 477
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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