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Family's Friend: Clardon Head, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Family's Friend: Clardon Head, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Wk 377; Family's & Friend; Murkle Bay; Clairdon Head

Canmore ID 221956

Site Number ND17SE 8002

NGR ND 16 70

NGR Description ND c. 16 70

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND17SE 8002 c. 16 70

N58 37 W3 27

NLO: Clardon Head [name: ND 153 703]

Murkle Bay [name centred ND 171 694]

Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

11 May 1893. FAMILY'S FRIEND. 7 years. Not reg. Wood fishing lugger. 18 ton. 5 men. Master J. Bremner. Owner A.O. Crawford, Wick. Wick to Scrabster. Ballast. Wind SW squally. Clairdon [Clardon] Head, Caithness.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1892-93 (1894 [C.7324] LXXVI.505).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1308).

(Classified as wooden lugger, in ballast: registration number cited as WK 377 and date of loss as 11 May 1893). Family's Friend: this vessel stranded at Clairdon [Clardon] Head, Caithness. Capt. Bremner.

Registration: Wick. Built 1886. 18 tons register. Length: 13m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 36.75 W3 27.5.

I G Whittaker 1998.


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