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Hawk: Rubha Na Cloiche, Raasay, Caol Mor

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Hawk: Rubha Na Cloiche, Raasay, Caol Mor

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'South Point Of Raasay Island'; Sound Of Raasay

Canmore ID 252922

Site Number NG53SE 8002

NGR NG 56 33

NGR Description NG c. 56 33

Datum Datum not recorded

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

Archaeology Notes

NG53SE 8002 c. 56 33

N57 19 W6 3

NLO: Rubha na Cloiche [name: NG 563 337]

Caol Mor [name centred: NG 580 335]

Isle of Raasay [name centred NG 56 41]

Sound of Raasay [name centred NG 55 55].

25 January 1886, HAWK, 6 years old, not registered, wooden lugger, 3 tons, 4 crew. Master and Owner C. Macdonald, Broadford, Skye. Departed Broadford for fishing, in ballast. Sank, subsequently raised and repaired, 3 lives lost. Wind NE6, S. Point of Raasay Island, Co. Inverness.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1885-86 (1887 [C.5196] LXXIV.449).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1940).

The 'South point of Raasay' is presumably to be identified as Rubha na Cloiche [name: NG 563 337], which projects into Caol Mor [name centred: NG 580 335]. This incident is not noted by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably omn account of the subsequent refloating of the vessel.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 December 2003.

I G Whittaker 1998.

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