Wednesday, October 07, 2009
100 years ago to the day
The end of the era of sailing ships was drawing closer — a demise that was hastened as the three masted sailing vessel Edenmore was wrecked on the rocks of Papa Stronsay Island on the feast of the Holy Rosary, 7th October 1909, 100 years ago to the day. The local people on the neighbouring island of Stronsay rescued all 25 of the crew. Some brief additional information can be found here.