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TITLE
James Bremner Memorial, Wick
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_07_012_0429
PLACENAME
Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
DATE OF IMAGE
20 May 1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15417
KEYWORDS
memorials
monuments
engineers
people
James Bremner Memorial, Wick

The Bremner Memorial stands overlooking Wick harbour. It was erected in memory of James Bremner the naval architect and harbour builder. Bremner was born near Keiss in 1784. He was apprenticed in Greenock before returning to Wick to establish his own ship building business. He was involved in the construction and improvement of several harbours around the coast, including the construction of the breakwater at Wick harbour. He was also well known as a wreck raiser and, perhaps most famously, refloated the SS Great Britain when she ran aground off Ireland in 1845. Bremner died at Pulteneytown in 1856, just three months after his wife.

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James Bremner Memorial, Wick

CAITHNESS: Wick

1980s

memorials; monuments; engineers; people

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Bremner Memorial stands overlooking Wick harbour. It was erected in memory of James Bremner the naval architect and harbour builder. Bremner was born near Keiss in 1784. He was apprenticed in Greenock before returning to Wick to establish his own ship building business. He was involved in the construction and improvement of several harbours around the coast, including the construction of the breakwater at Wick harbour. He was also well known as a wreck raiser and, perhaps most famously, refloated the SS Great Britain when she ran aground off Ireland in 1845. Bremner died at Pulteneytown in 1856, just three months after his wife.