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Vesper: Toward Point, Upper Firth Of Clyde

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Vesper: Toward Point, Upper Firth Of Clyde

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Inner Clyde Estuary; Vesper

Canmore ID 249943

Site Number NS16NW 8022

NGR NS 135 670

NGR Description NS c. 135 670

Datum Datum not recorded

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Maritime - Argyll And Bute
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NS16NW 8022 c. 135 670

N55 51.6 W4 58.8

NLO: Toward Point [name: NS 135 670].

21 December 1854, VESPER, Lisbon to Glasgow, oranges, wind NW force 9, wrecked. Toward Point, Firth of Clyde, by stress of weather. Lloyds List. Shipping and Mercantile Gazette.

Source: PP Admiralty Register of Wrecks and other Casualties on Shores of UK 1854 (1854-55 (75) XXXIV.359)

Greenock, 19th Jan. The VESPER, from Lisbon, which went ashore at Toward Point 21st Dec., has been condemned.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,737, London, Monday January 22 1855.

NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 571).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as oranges, and date of loss as 21 December 1854). Vesper: this vessel was wrecked at Toward Point.

(Location of loss cited as N55 52.0 W4 58.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Toward Point Lighthouse (NS16NW 12.00) is at NS 13623 67226.

This vessel evidently stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 February 2007.

Activities

Loss (21 December 1854)

21 December 1854, VESPER, Lisbon to Glasgow, oranges, wind NW force 9, wrecked. Toward Point, Firth of Clyde, by stress of weather. Lloyds List. Shipping and Mercantile Gazette.

Source: PP Admiralty Register of Wrecks and other Casualties on Shores of UK 1854 (1854-55 (75) XXXIV.359)

Greenock, 19th Jan. The VESPER, from Lisbon, which went ashore at Toward Point 21st Dec., has been condemned.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,737, London, Monday January 22 1855.

NMRS, MS/829/67 (no. 571).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as oranges, and date of loss as 21 December 1854). Vesper: this vessel was wrecked at Toward Point.

(Location of loss cited as N55 52.0 W4 58.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (20 February 2007)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Toward Point Lighthouse (NS16NW 12.00) is at NS 13623 67226.

This vessel evidently stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 February 2007.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 12810

Name : VESPER

Latitude : 555200

Longitude : 45830

Loss Day : 21

Loss Month : 12

Loss Year : 1854

Comment : Wrecked at Toward Point.

Cargo : ORANGES

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