Archive for November, 2010

Admiral Henry Charles Otter

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Admiral Henry Charles Otter became the owner of the Manor House in 1845 and was one of Oban’s most influential characters. The Admiral was responsible for charting the waters of Scotland’s north west coast resulting in the Hebridean Survey, and he had a strong religious influence on and west coast communities and Oban’s townsfolk, some of the latter having been baptised at the spring in the Manor House grounds.

More details on Admiral Otter are available at the Manor House website’s History page and also on Peter Kerr’s informative blog on the historical people, places and events that helped shape the Scottish Western Isles.

Cruising Club of America Joins the Clyde Cruising Club in Celebrating their 100th Aniversary

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Manor House owner and Past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Les Crane joined a group of approximately 150 North American members of the Cruising Club of America in their anniversary cruise of the Western Isles the last two weeks of July.

CCA chorus studying later verses of Donald Where’s Your Trousers.

CCA chorus studying later verses of Donald Where’s Your Trousers.

The cruise ended in Kerrera with a party for about 1000 in the old seaplane hanger. The following night, the Manor House was pleased to hold a private party for Cruising Club of America organisers of the event including CCA Commodore Shelia McCurdy and her husband Admiral Brown, Event Co- Chair Thatcher Rose, organisers Dianne Embree, Kenneth Gumley and their spouses.