Craignish Point

Craignish Point is a headland of Argyll and Bute that lies at the southern end of the Craignish peninsula, at the seaward end of the mouth of Loch Craignish. From here there are views across the Sound of Jura towards the island of Jura to the south and northwest towards Scarba. Comet the world's first commercially-successful steamship, which was built in 1812 by Henry Bell, was wrecked off Craignish Point on 19th December 1820 following a navigation error. The wreck was re-discovered in 2020 and was scheduled as an ancient monument in 2023 because of its international significance.

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