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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 850887

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND17SW 8039 c. 10 70

N58 37 W3 33

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].

See also ND16NW 8051.

Possibly on map sheet or ND17NW.

Wick, 8th Oct. The HENRY PORCHER, of Grangemouth, (late Simpson, who committed suicide on the voyage) from Quebec, was driven on shore on the rocks at Pennyland on the 7th Oct., has her main and mizenmasts cut away, & will become a total wreck: the cargo (timber) will be almost saved. The SAUCY JACK (sloop) of Thurso, with coals, was stranded on the Island below Scrabster House on the same day: it is doubtful whether she can be got off.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,892, London, Tuesday October 12 1858.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9559).

(Classified as sloop: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 7 October 1858). Saucy Jack: this vessel stranded on Island below Scrabster house.

(Location of loss cited as N58 36.67 W3 32.75).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The available map evidence indicates no 'island' or similar feature close to Scrabster House (ND06NE 5), which is at ND 09889 69882.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 November 2006.

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