List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
PORT LOGAN BAY Port Nessock Bay.
Port Nessock Bay.
Port Nessock Bay.
Port Logan Bay.
Port Logan Bay.
Nessock Bay.
Port Nessock.
Port Nessock Bay.
Port Nessock.
John Chambers.
John Brown.
William Todd.
William Gibson.
William McBride.
Royl Engrs [Royal Engineers] Map 1782.
Ainslies Map 1782.
Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 1841 Page 200.
Ainslies Map of Scotland.
031 [Situation] About 1 1/4 mile South by W [West] of Logan House.
A Bay with good anchorage on the west coast of Kirkmaiden which affords good shelter from the Land side, on the South the land is very high but slopes gradually to high water mark. There is a good but small Quay on this Bay built by the late Col [Colonel] McDowall of Logan and a Grant of Money from Government of Great Britain. It affords good harbourages but the West side of greatly damaged by the Rough Sea sometimes washing up against it & It is a not likely to be repaired, on it is a small circular building which was erected for the intention of a light house, but never has yet been lighted. Port Nessock is the ancient name of this Bay and still retains it. The name of the village has been changed from Port Nessock to Port Logan by the desire of Col [Colonel] McDowall of Logan.

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"The village & harbour
"of Port Logan are in the Southeast corner
"of Port Nessock Bay is a bare bleak untractive
"looking place in winter but affords a delightful
"Summer residence for those who take pleasure in
"Sea Scenery or amusements."
Stat Acct [Statistical Account] P [Page] 200

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