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Fisherboy: Sarclet Head, North Sea

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Fisherboy: Sarclet Head, North Sea

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Wick

Canmore ID 253873

Site Number ND34SE 8007

NGR ND 35 43

NGR Description ND c. 35 43

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

ND34SE 8007 c. 35 43

N58 22 W3 7

NLO: Sarclet Head [name: ND 352 430]

Wick [name: ND 362 508].

10th February 1885, FISHERBOY, 2 yrs old, not registered, wooden lugger, 15 tons, 8 crew, Master D. Legg, Owner J. Smith, Findochty. Departed Wick for fishing, in ballast. Collided with unknown vessel, one life lost. Wind SSW9. Near Sarclet Head, Moray Firth.

Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1884-85 (1887 [C.5094] LXXIV.247).

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1995).

This incident is not recorded as a loss by I G Whittaker (1998). The only loss may have been of life, the vessel remaining useable.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 January 2004.


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