NG4515 : The Island of Soay Shark Fisheries Ltd

taken 10 years ago, near to Rubha B?gh Clann N?ill [other Features], Highland, Great Britain

The Island of Soay Shark Fisheries Ltd
The Island of Soay Shark Fisheries Ltd
The basking shark fishing station was established here in Soay Harbour by Gavin Maxwell. It operated between 1945 and 1948, when it collapsed financially, having caught around 1,000 sharks. The huge carcasses were pulled out of the water here, the livers rendered for oil, the rest sold for fertilizer, aphrodisiacs or food. A glorious failure of an enterprise.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 14 April, 2007
Category
Fishery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 451 150 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:9.3358N 6:12.9729W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NG 450 150
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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