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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 661688

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND17SE 8004 c. 16 70

N58 37 W3 27

NLO: Clardon Head [name: ND 153 703]

Murkle Bay [name centred ND 171 694]

Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Thurso, 19th Jan., 11.45 a.m., NW, strong gale, the AEOLUS, of Inverness, Doyle, hence to Alloa, with pavement, went ashore, yesterday, at Clarendon [Clardon] head, and is a total wreck: crew saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,642, London, Tuesday January 20 [1874].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4046).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of pavement: date of loss cited as 18 January 1874). Aeolus: this vessel stranded on rocks at Clarendon [Clardon] Head. Capt. Doyle.

Registration: Inverness. Built 1857. 112 tons [unspecified]. Length: 26m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 36.75 W3 27.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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