NB2947 : Blue whale's jawbone

taken 6 years ago, near to Bragar, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Blue whale's jawbone
Blue whale's jawbone
This archway looks artificial but is a genuine whale jawbone which became weathered after standing here in Bragar for 80 years and was in 2000 given a protective coating of glass-fibre reinforced resin. The object dangling from the apex is a typical example of the harpoons used by whalers.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 2921 4774 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:20.0580N 6:37.6909W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 2922 4773
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Whalebone Arch  Isle Of Lewis 

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