Monday, 22 March 2010

The Mystery of the Portballintrae Cable

These photos were taken by north Antrim writer and historian, Nevin Taggart and show the very mysterious cable that at one time ran from Portballintrae in north Antrim, to the island of Islay, in the southern Hebrides. The cable, which has an iron casing, was placed in 1947, and locals remember its use being to in some manner track shipping in the area.

If anyone has any knowledge about this strange cable and it history and use, please contact the Ulster Heritage Magazine.

the mysterious Portballintrae cable

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