The wreck of the Annie Jane

Vatersay

[Photo of monument]

This shipwreck is believed to have been caused by the ship's captain mistaking West Bay for the Vatersay Sound, a short distance to the north, during a severe storm. Three quarters of those on board, crew and passengers en-route from Liverpool to Quebec, perished and were buried on the shore.

Location

The granite monument stands on the shore of Bagh Siar, just off the road to An Meall.