“We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.”
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Thesis - Oban   

This loss of this vessel isn't very clear as reports tell completely different stories.  She was en route from Middlesbrough to Belfast with a cargo of pig iron in October 1889 and whilst passing through the Sound of Mull and ran onto a reef at Inninmore Point.  The crew of 11 managed to escape but four hours later sank in deep water near the Morven shore at Rubha an Ridire.  Currently she lies on a steeply sloping shingle seabed only 50 meters from the rocky shoreline with the bow in 20 meters and the stern in 35.  The wreck is only the hull of the ship as all the superstructure and decking have gone.  Many of the hull plates have also fallen away and lie on the seabed on either side of the wreck.

The state of the wreck makes it possible for the diver to swim the entire length of the vessel below deck level with the holes providing some excellent visuals with shafts of ambient light and the diver is able to peer out of the holes at the shoals of fish that "swarm" around the wreck.

This can be a very atmospheric dive as you can see by the video.





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