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The Gulph of Corivrechan August 9th 1772

The Gulph of Corivrechan August 9th 1772

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1772

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15509

Item number: f.33

Length: 22

Width: 38

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Sketch of the gulf or straits of Corryvreckan. This is a narrow passage of water between the north coast of Jura Island and south coast of Scarba Island in the Inner Hebrides. The name Corryvreckan comes from the Gaelic for ' Brecon's Cauldron', referring to the notoriously dangerous whirlpool in the straits.

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