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Onny: Craig Spurry, Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Onny: Craig Spurry, Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Onni; Inchgarvie; Queensferry Narrows;middle Forth Estuary; Onny

Canmore ID 198444

Site Number NT17NW 8009

NGR NT 136 795

NGR Description NT c. 136 795

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Maritime - Edinburgh, City Of
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 8009 c. 136 795

N56 0 W3 23.1

NLO: Inch Garvie [NT 136 795].

17 June 1878, ONNY, 14 yrs old, of Norway, wooden schooner, 89 tons, 5 crew, Master C. Salvesen, Owner S. Aogeun, Sandfjord, Norway, departed Charlestown, Fife, for Aalborg, carrying coal, wind W1, stranded, Craig Spurry, near Inch Garvie [Inchgarvie] Island, Firth of Forth.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1877 - 78 (1878-79 [C.2314] LXIV.395).

North Queensferry, 17th June, 8 a.m., Norw. schr. ONNY (?ONNI), of Sandefjord, from Charlestown to Aalborg, with coal, is ashore on Inch Garvie [Inchgarvie], with back broken. She is not insured.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,013, London, Tuesday June 18 1878.

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2868).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 17 June 1878). Onny: this vessel stranded on Craig Spurry, near Inchgarvie. Capt. Salvesen.

Registration: Norwegian. Built 1864. 89 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N56 0.5 W3 23.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Craig Spurry is not noted as such on the 1998 editin of the Os 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to one of the rocks that fringe Inchgarvie island.

The location of this loss may lie within the quasi-administrative areas designated as Maritime - West Lothian or Maritime - Fife.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 October 2001.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5493

Name : ONNY

Latitude : 560030

Longitude : 32300

Date Built : 1864

Registration : NORWEGIAN


Tonnage : 89

Loss Day : 17

Loss Month : 6

Loss Year : 1878

Comment : Stranded Craig Spurry, near Inchgarvie. Capt. Salvesen

Cargo : COAL


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