MHG14810 - "Pride of Strome", Stromemore

Summary

The wreck of one of the last two ferries that ran between Strome and Stromeferry.

Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (In use, 20th Century - 1962 AD to 1970 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NG83NE 8001 8688 3592
N 57 21.8417 W 5 32.65

Formerly NG83NE 8594

Quality of fix = EDM
Horizontal Datum = OGB

Surveying Details
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8 Janaury 1987. The wreck of the old Strome Ferry, measuring 16 x 5 metres (52.4 x 16.4 feet), lies stranded at 57 21 50N, 005 32 43W. NGR eastings 186822.9, northings 835916.9n.
Report by HMS ENDURANCE.

6 June 1991. The vessel was found to be charted at 57 21 50.5N, 005 32 39W on chart number 2528 [edition 12 October 1990].

Hydrographic Office, 1995.

This is the wreck of one of the ferries which formerly ran between North and South Strome (Stromeferry). <1>

Information about this site was submitted to the HER by a local researcher, Paul Swan, in September 2008. The “Pride of Strome” was built in 1962 by Forbes of Sandhaven. She is 16m long x 5m wide and was one of the last two ferries operating between Strome and Stromeferry which stopped upon the opening of the road by-pass in 1970. At low tide the sailings had to be suspended for some three hours! So in 1956/7 the jetties were extended to alleviate this considerable problem. Fares were increased to 10/- (50p) & 6/- (30p) for locals, to cover the cost. <2>


<1> Hooper, J, Comment by Janet Hooper, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23725.


<2> Swan, P, 2008, "Pride of Strome" ferry - Mid Strome (Text/Manuscript). SHG23976.

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Map

Location

Grid reference NG 8688 3592 (point)
Map sheet NG83NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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