HY4708 : Wreck of the Juniata, Inganess Bay

taken 11 years ago, near to Kirkwall Airport, Orkney Islands, Great Britain

Wreck of the Juniata, Inganess Bay
Wreck of the Juniata, Inganess Bay
Far prettier now than when she was afloat. I've got a photo of the Juniata in her heyday and she wasn't pretty. Originally launched in Sunderland in 1918 as the Sprucol, then renamed Juniata in 1920. Some people are still confused about the identity of the wreck. This is partly caused by the huge concentration of shipwrecks in the area. In this case, a second wreck, the Loch Maddy lies further out and in deeper water. This second wreck was carrying either Oregon Pine or Greenheart, a type of wood, some of which was salvaged in the 1960s and used in a local bar, The Bothy. Quite rightly the locals heard that the wood came from the wreck in Inganess Bay. Naturally, more than a few assumed it was from the wreck which they could see. The bar was gutted by a fire 2 or 3 years ago and the wood lost. Fortunately, it has since re-opened.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 November, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 January, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HY 476 088 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:57.8225N 2:54.7071W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HY 475 087
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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