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Caledonia: Atlantic

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Caledonia: Atlantic

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cape Wrath; Pentland Firth

Canmore ID 253878

Site Number NC28NE 8003


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC28NE 8003 unlocated

NLO: Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Not to be confused with NC87SW 8002.

9th May 1885, CALEDONIA, 4 yrs old, not registered, wooden fishing lugger, 16 tons, 6 crew. Master and Owner C. Gordon, Port Gordon, Banff. Departed Port Gordon [Portgordon] for Stornoway in ballast. Loss of gear. One life lost. Wind NE10. 12 miles NE by E of Cape Wrath.

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. 2000).

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.

This incident is not cited as a loss by I G Whittaker (1998), suggesting that the vessel was only damaged.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 January 2004.


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