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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 724438

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/724438

ND17SW 8031 c. 11 70

N58 37 W3 32

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]

Scrabster [name: ND 102 702].

Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheet ND16NW.

See also ND17SW 8032 and ND17SW 8033.

Thurso, 27th Feb., 12.40 a.m., the WILLIAM & MARTHA, of Carnarvon, Roberts, in ballast, parted anchors in Scrabster roads, and drove ashore. The JANES & MARGARET, of this port, Jack, with pavement, parted anchors and drove ashore: both vessels are likely to become total wrecks: SSE gale.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,676, London, Saturday February 28 1874.

Scrabster, 26th Feb., during a violent SSE gale today, the following vessels went ashore in the roadstead, viz.: -

The WILLIAM & MARTHA (schr.), of Carnarvon, Roberts, from Fraserburgh to Thurso: she will become a total wreck: crew saved.

The JANES & MARGARET, Jack, from Thurso to Dunbar, with pavement, she will become a total wreck: crew saved.

The JANE SHEARER (schr.), of Wick, Doull, from Thurso to Dundee, with pavement: she will become a total wreck: crew saved by rocket apparatus.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,677, London, Monday March 2 1874.

Scrabster, 3rd May, an attempt is being made to float the WILLIAM & MARTHA into harbour by means of empty casks, but as yet has been unsuccessful.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,680, London, Thursday March 5 1874.

Wick, 9th Apl., the WILLIAM & MARTHA (schr.), of Carnarvon, Roberts, from Fraserburgh to Thurso, which went ashore in Scrabster roadstead, 26th Feb., during a gale, has been sold for £200.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,711, London, Saturday April 11 1874.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4070).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), which may suggest that she was successfully recovered.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 May 2004.

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