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Neil MacDonald (Niall Bellag `ain Mhoir)

This is a photograph of Neil aboard a ship.

Seo dealbh de Niall nuair a boa e `na dhuine `og aig muir.

This is a model of the sailing vessel, "Annie Jane" which tragically sank on the beach at Vatersay in 1853, with the loss of 350 lives.The model was made by Neil MacDonald of Cnoc Fraich between 1926 - 1928. Neil was of a very artistic disposition.

Seo iomhaigh air Tragic Star Bhatarsaidh anns a bhliadhna 1853. Chailleadh 350 dunen anns an tubaist. Chaidh an iomhaigh a dhealbhachadh le Niall MacDomhnuill.

These models of fishing vessels are of a bygone era which were also handcrafted by Neil.

Seo iomhaighean breach de bh`ataichean iasgaich a chaise a chruthachadh gu snasail le Niall.

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Feb 11, 2023

Thank you. I wonder if Caitlin is with the museum? She was very helpful with getting me in touch with family. She gathered information for me. Some nieces of mine are coming for a visit. Lydia MacDonald Properzi Graham from Cochrane Alberta, Canada

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