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Albion, wreck site, Hoy Sound

 

On 1 January 1866 Albion struck rocks off the Point of Oxan on Graemsay. Whilst many were rescued in appalling weather, ten people died, and it was this tragedy that led to the installing of the first Stromness lifeboat Saltaire the following year. Pieces of white china from Albion can still be found along the Graemsay shore, some of which is on display in the Stromness Museum. The full dramatic story can be found here http://www.scapaflowwrecks.com/wrecks/other/albion.php.
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