NG4515 : Basking shark factory on Soay

taken 13 years ago, near to Rubha Bągh Clann Nčill [other Features], Highland, Great Britain

Basking shark factory on Soay.
Basking shark factory on Soay.
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. The rusting remains of a steam engine can be seen beyond the factory ruins.
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NG4515, 9 images   (more nearby )
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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: 57:9.3200N 6:12.9612W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 451 150
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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