Something Galore – Eriskay

Johnny Jones

SS Politician 1941 – before it sank

The nearest island to the north of Barra is Eriskay and to Zander, that was probably the best place to go. His mind made up, the skipper went back up on deck and informed the crew of his decision; it was either Eriskay or turn back. Having come almost one third of the way towards the Outer Hebrides, his crew were not in the mood to be going back anywhere.

Eriskay

To them Eriskay was an island of intrigue, romance and adventure and was not only the focus of the song, the Eriskay Love Lilt, but it was there that Bonnie Prince Charlie had first landed in Scotland to start his 1745 campaign to press his claim to the Scottish throne.

Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745

Eriskay also brought to mind the nostalgic thought that this was where SS Politician had gone down…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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