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TITLE
The 'Loch Seaforth' at Kyle of Lochalsh
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0712
PLACENAME
Kyle of Lochalsh
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s; 1950s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32634
KEYWORDS
postcards
boats
vessels
mail boats
ships
ferries
David Macbrayne Ltd
MacBraynes
ferry boats
The 'Loch Seaforth' at Kyle of Lochalsh

This postcard shows the boat 'Loch Seaforth' at Kyle of Lochalsh in Ross-shire. The Loch Seaforth was built in 1947 for the company David MacBrayne Ltd, to operate as a mail boat between Mallaig, Kyle of Lochalsh and Stornoway. Every day except Sundays, just after midnight, she would leave Lewis to connect with the morning train from Mallaig and Kyle.

After operating the Stornoway Mail Service, the Loch Seaforth was used as the Inner Isles Mail Service from Oban. However, on 22 March 1973 she hit a rock between Coll and Tiree. After being towed to Tiree, she sank at the pier, blocking any other service to the island until she was moved on 14 May. The Loch Seaforth was scrapped at Troon and replaced by the 'Claymore'

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The 'Loch Seaforth' at Kyle of Lochalsh

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s; 1950s

postcards; boats; vessels; mail boats; ships; ferries; David Macbrayne Ltd; MacBraynes; ferry boats

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the boat 'Loch Seaforth' at Kyle of Lochalsh in Ross-shire. The Loch Seaforth was built in 1947 for the company David MacBrayne Ltd, to operate as a mail boat between Mallaig, Kyle of Lochalsh and Stornoway. Every day except Sundays, just after midnight, she would leave Lewis to connect with the morning train from Mallaig and Kyle.<br /> <br /> After operating the Stornoway Mail Service, the Loch Seaforth was used as the Inner Isles Mail Service from Oban. However, on 22 March 1973 she hit a rock between Coll and Tiree. After being towed to Tiree, she sank at the pier, blocking any other service to the island until she was moved on 14 May. The Loch Seaforth was scrapped at Troon and replaced by the 'Claymore'