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This blog is the result of my ongoing research into the people, places and events that have shaped the Western Isles of Scotland and, in particular, the 'Siamese-twins' of Harris and Lewis.
My interest stems from the fact that my Grandfather was a Stornowegian and, until about four years ago, that was the sum total of my knowledge, both of him and of the land of his birth.
I cannot guarantee the accuracy of everything that I have written (not least because parts are, perhaps, pioneering) but I have done my best to check for any errors.
My family mainly lived along the shore of the Sound of Harris, from An-t-Ob and Srannda to Roghadal, but one family 'moved' to Direcleit in the Baighs...

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Monday, 28 June 2010

What would George Thomas think...

...if he knew that in 2007 a survey that he had made in 1843/4 would be cited in an accident report?

If you click on the link and search for 'Mastiff' you will see the reference:
http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Harold_Octopus.pdf

It is a reminder of how dangerous the seas remain and how much more dangerous they were in the days before men like Lieutenant Commander Thomas made charting the waters around our coasts their life's work.

With him at the time were his son, Lieutenant FWL Thomas, and his future Son-in-Law, Surgeon James McBain.

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