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J A Good: Ness Bay, Lewis, North Minch

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name J A Good: Ness Bay, Lewis, North Minch

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) J. A. Good; Port Ness; Port Nis; J A Good

Canmore ID 251208

Site Number NB56SW 8006

NGR NB 538 636

NGR Description NB c. 538 636

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Western Isles
  • Parish Maritime - Western Isles
  • Former Region Western Isles Islands Area
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NB56SW 8006 c. 538 636

N58 29.5 W6 13.6

NLO: Port Nis [name: NB 540 638].

Formerly also entered as NB56SW 8006, and at cited location NB c. 53 63 [N58 29 W6 14].

26 March 1896. J.A. GOOD, 8 years, not reg. wood lugger. 7 ton. 6 men. Master and owner J. McLennan, Fivepenny Ness, Lewis. Ness to fishing. Ballast. Collided un-reg. fishing boat PROSPERITY. Wind WNW9. Ness Bay, island of Lewis.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1895-96 (1897 [C.8453] LXXVIII.693).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1018).

(Classified as wooden lugger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 26 March 1896). J A Good: this vessel was in collision and sank in Ness Bay (Prosperity). Capt. McLennan.

Not registered. Built 1888. 7 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N58 29.33 W6 13.50).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Ness Bay is not noted as such on the 1997 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to the sandy bay to the S of of Port Nis.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 October 2003.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 6019

Name : J A GOOD

Latitude : 582920

Longitude : 61330

Date Built : 1888

Registration : Not Registered


Tonnage : 7

Loss Day : 26

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1896

Comment : Collision and sunk in Ness Bay (PROSPERITY). Capt. McLennan



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