STROMNESS , a
See also:police burgh and seaport, in the
See also:island of Pomona,
See also:county of
See also:Orkney, Scotland . Pop . (1901), 2450 . It is situated on the side of a well-sheltered
See also:bay, 14 M. by steamer west of Kirkwall . Many of the houses are within tidal limits and furnished with quays and jetties . The
See also:harbour admits vessels of all sizes and is provided with a
See also:pier and slips . The deep-
See also:fishery attracts hundreds of boats from the
See also:north of Scotland, and most of the catch is cured for the
See also:English, German and Dutch markets . Stromness is in daily communication with Scrabster pier (
See also:Thurso), and at frequent intervals with Kirkwall by
See also:coach and also by steamer . It is a
See also:port of
See also:call for
See also:ships trading with the north of
See also:Europe as well as for vessels outward bound to the Arctic regions, Hudson Bay and
See also:Canada . The magnificent scenery of the west
See also:coast of Pomona is commonly visited from Stromness . The tour includes Black Craig (400 ft.), on which the
See also:schooner "
See also:Star of Dundee " was wrecked in 1834; the
See also:grand stacks of North Gaulton
See also:Castle and Yesnaby Castle; the Hole of
See also:Row, a natural arch carved out by the ocean; Birsay, where are the ruins of the palace built by Robert
See also:earl of Orkney (d . 1592), natural son of
See also:James V., the traces of a
See also:church which is believed to have been built by Jarl Thorfinn on his return from Rome, in which the remains of St
See also:Magnus reposed until their
See also:burial in Kirkwall
See also:Cathedral, and, on the Broch of Birsay (95 ft. high), the ruins of St
See also:Peter's church .
WILLIAM STRODE (1598-1645)
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