Township: Skerryvore

Map Reference: Skerryvore 7

Name Type: sea

Meaning: MacKenzie's Rock, named after Murdoch MacKenzie (1712-1797) a celebrated Scottish marine surveyor - Account of the Skerryvore Lighthouse by Alan Stevenson, 1848 (AI 2001.144.1)

Other Forms: Roc Mhic Choinnich - HMcL

MacKenzie's Rock - Ad Ch and AS.

Sgeir MhicCoinnich - Bailtean is Ath-Ghairmean, Niall M Brownlie, Argyll Publishing, 1995, p78

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Information:The Labrador hit MacKenzie’s rock in1905 or 1909. There were apples and barrels of grain all over the shore at Barrapol. Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 2/1997.

The Labrador, of the Dominion Line, was wrecked on this rock on 1st March 1899, en route from America to Liverpool, following days of poor weather so that the captain was unable to take a position. 60 miles off course, the boat, with 62 passengers and a cargo of grain, ran into this rock. The passengers and crew were picked up by the vessel Viking, except for one boat containing part of the crew. The flotsam from this wreck littered the beaches of Tiree over the next few weeks. Summarised from Argyll Shipwrecks, by Peter Moir and Ian Crawford, published 1994, p176-7.

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Languages : Gaelic, English

Informants: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 2/97

Informant 2: Admiralty Chart no. 1778

Informant 3: Alan Stevenson, Account of Skerryvore Lighthouse, 1848