Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Sun, 2009-11-22
In the 1930s a steamer, the Linkmore, blocked the harbour. Bits of the bow can still be seen at low tide, (see picture 2) the rudder leans against the rocky outcrop at 15 Metres. In between you will find what’s left of the middle. The engine sits just below the surface.
A natural rift in the local flagstone reefs, with a modern concrete jetty. Nearby is a small single-storey storehouse. Oblique aerial view centred on the remains of the mound, mast and rig, with the farmstead, house and harbour adjacent, taken from the NE.
Fig: Diving in Scarfskerry Haven
To the West by 400 metres or so, lies the remains of the Victoria which ran aground in the 1890s after bouncing off Hoy, in the Orkney isles.
Scenic and wildlife trips on board a purpose built jet-drive RIB to the Island of Stroma and teeming seabird colonies. Whales, porpoises and dolphins are often seen.
Don Clarkson, “The Haven”, Scarfskerry, Caithness, KW14 8XN
Tel: 01847 851 383
Or Northcoast Marine Adventures Sunfield Scarfskerry By Thurso Caithness KW14 8XW
Phone: 01955 611797
Fig: Scarfskerry Haven – Shore Dive – Sub-Aqua Diving
in Caithness and Sutherland
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