SS Ossian 1894


January 17th 1894

The SS Ossian (387 tons) bound from Lisbon to Leith with a mixed cargo of wine, slates, sheepskins and cork shavings, came ashore in Brook Bay at 3am. As well as fog, there was a heavy ground swell. The lifeboat made its first trip bringing ashore seven of her crew. The Captain and eight  men decided to remain on board until later when conditions would be more favourable. The boat was re-floated a week later by the Neptune Salvage Company.