NB5265 : Port Stoth - 1981

taken 37 years ago, near to Coig Peighinnean, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

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Port Stoth - 1981
Port Stoth - 1981
Port Stoth, Butt of Ness, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
Port Stoth known locally as Stoth is a sheltered inlet just south east of the Butt of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. It is the most northerly landing in the Outer Hebrides. A track leads down to a slipway which runs across the sandy beach.
Port Stoth is about four hundred yards from the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, and all the materials for the construction of the lighthouse (between 1859 and 1862) were brought by ship and landed in Port Stoth, due to lack of road infrastructure. The port continued to play an important role in bringing supplies to the lighthouse until about 1960. Supplies and fuel were brought in small cargo vessels when the weather allowed, and were unloaded in Port Stoth by crane. The concrete base still remains, as does a brick storage building.
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NB5265, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
August 1981   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 5242 6593 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:30.6557N 6:15.1543W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 52303 65939
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