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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 852063

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND07NE 8001 unlocated

NLO: Holborn Head [name: ND 109 716]

Thurso [name: ND 115 687]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Scrabster, 4th Aug. The FRIENDS, Murray, of and for Wick, from Stornoway, with salt and empty barrels, was abandoned yesterday off Halbom head {Holborn Head]: master and 2 men saved.

Source: LL, No. 16,635, London, Wednesday, August, 7 1867.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11265).

(Classified as smack: no cargo specified, but date cited as 3 August 1867). Friends: this vessel was abandoned off Holborn Head. Capt. Murray.

Registration: wick. 29nrt.

(Location of loss cited as N58 40.0 W3 35.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the cited location of abandonment. The date cited is that of abandonment.

It remains unclear whether, when and where the vessel subsequently stranded or foundered.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 January 2007.

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