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THE WONDER OF FINGAL'S CAVE ON THE ISLET OF STAFFA

THE WONDER OF FINGAL'S CAVE ON THE ISLET OF STAFFA

Opposite a great bay in the isle of Mull there is a little island of seventy-one acres called Staffa. It was unknown except locally till 1773, when a visit was paid to it by Sir Joseph Banks on his way to Ireland. Staffa is remarkable for its extraordinary caves, of which the chief is the one seen above, Fingal's. Its roof at mean tide is sixty-six feet above sea-level, and the water in the cave is about the same depth The sides and roof consist of black hexagonal and pentagonal rock pillars. Fingal is the Scots name for Find the old Irish hero.

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