The wreck of the Wyre Majestic in 1998, Isle of Islay

Picture of the wreck of a fishing trawler stranded on a rocky shoreOne of my oldest Islay pictures, taken during my very first visit to Islay in July 1998 (before digital cameras, scanned from a print). The Wyre Majestic ran aground at Rubha a’ Mhail near Bunnahabhain in October 1974, opposite the Paps of Jura on the other side of the Sound of Islay.

This is how the remains of the wreck looked almost 20 years later in April 2017.

55 thoughts on “The wreck of the Wyre Majestic in 1998, Isle of Islay

  1. Yesterday I posted one of my oldest Islay pictures on my photoblog, a view of the wreck of the Wyre Majestic in 1998. Today I followed that up with a post of what remains of the wreck in April 2017. Leon (who also shared the video of the ruin of Kilchoman Church) now added to it by uploading a video of it shot from a drone in September 2016:
    Very interesting to see it from this angle, especially as I thought only parts of the stern remain now. I might be wrong, but it looks to me as if there might be something left of the bow hiding below the water (visible towards the end of the video when he’s flying above it looking down)? What do you think?

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