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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 875914

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


ND17SW 8036 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.

Not to be confused with ND17SW 8007.

Thurso, 8th Dec. 'The HUNTER, Berrick, from Liverpool to Fisherrow, came into the Bay today, and in working into Scrabster Roads got on shore close to this place, and it is feared will be wrecked.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7012, London, Tuesday December 16 1834.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 6978).

(Classified as schooner: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 8 December 1834). Hunter: this vessel stranded near Thurso.

Registration: Leith. Built 1815. 72 tons burthern. Length: 16m. Beam: 5m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 36.5 W3 31.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Scrabster harbour (ND17SW 5.00) is at ND 102 703.

The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 June 2005.

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