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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 841214

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/841214

ND34NE 8007 c. 365 467

N58 24.3 W3 5.2

NLO: Helman Head [name: ND 365 467]

Wick [name: ND 362 508].

Wick, 4th July. 'The BORDER CHIEFTAIN, Maltman, from Newcastle to Dublin, drove on shore this morning about 3 miles SW of this port, during a strong gale from the East, and has since gone to pieces; crew saved.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9770, London, Tuesday July 8 1845.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7968).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 4 July 1845). Border Chieftain: this vessel stranded at Hillman [Helman] Head, 3 miles SW of Wick. Capt. Maltman.

Registration: Berwick. Built 1839. 117 tons burthern. Length: 20m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 24.33 W3 5.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The classification, cargo and location of loss cited by Whittaker remain unverified, but are accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 October 2005.

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