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Sea faring

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Created For = CW

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Story entitled 'Maighdean Mhara' about a mermaid in Lochbroom, 1891

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/145
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'Maighdean Mhara' about a mermaid in Loch Bhraoin [Loch Broom, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] who appeared to a fishing crew and asked the helmsman for his leth-rann (half-stanza). He said, 'Long a thig sa theid an aithghearr, Sin mo leth-rann.' She said it was as well that was his reply and disappeared. A great storm occurred that day and many men were drowned. Consequently it is believed that when a mermaid like this one is seen, someone will drown soon after.
Dates: 1891