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A shipwrecked Norwegian trawler ‘Norholmen’ sits on the Kirkyard shore at Stromness, Orkney. Nine fishermen had to abandon this ship in 1966 when it grounded on rocks in Hoy Sound. Heavy winds and high seas later drove the ship over the rocks and on to the shore alongside Stromness cemetery. With around 70 islands and a coastline of more than 550 miles, Orkney has a long history of shipping disasters.
oil on canvas
H 90 x W 90 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2017