NK1443 : The Skerry

taken 11 years ago, near to Boddam, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

The Skerry
The Skerry
(shot taken from grid square NK1342 - the closest access short of hiring a boat, swimming out or hang-gliding!)
An obvious danger to shipping. (from history of Peterhead Lifeboat)
'1904 Apr 6 Steam trawler Benvenue of Aberdeen, 9 saved The 151grt Aberdeen steam trawler Ben Venue was built in 1899 by Hall Russell of Aberdeen for the North British Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. After running on to Skerry Rock in Sandford Bay, Boddam, she got off, but foundered very shortly after. Her crew of 9 picked were up by smallboat from Grimsby trawler Baltic, GY186 and transferred to Peterhead Lifeboat. '

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Date Taken
Thursday, 8 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 10 March, 2007
Rock outcrops   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 140 431 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:28.7087N 1:46.0716W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NK 135 427
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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