Township: Balephetrish

Map Reference: Balephetrish 35

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The big skerries

Other Forms: Na Sgeirean Mòra - ONB p50

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Information:The Finnish steamship Malve ran aground in poor weather on this reef on Valentine's Day 1931 en route from Tallin to Manchester with a cargo of paper pulp and timber. Initially the captain was able to refloat the vessel as three trawlers stood by and she anchored in the Bay. Another storm pushed the boat onto this reef and she began to fill with water. The captain sent all but three of his crew ashore but had to abandon ship himself before long. Summarised from Argyll Shipwrecks, by Peter Moir and Ian Crawford, published 1994, p179-80.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS