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Unknown: Lewis, North Minch

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: Lewis, North Minch

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Skigersta; Butt Of Lewis; Sgiogarstaigh; Rubha Robhanais; Atlantic

Canmore ID 254950

Site Number NB56SW 8008


NGR Description Unlocated



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 8008 unlocated

NLO: Skigersta [Sgiogarstaigh: NB 548 620]

Butt of Lewis [Rubha Robhanais: NB 519 664].

17th March, 1860, UNKNOWN, fishing boat, lugger, 5 tons, 6 crew, sailed from Skigersta, Butt of Lewis, in ballast, foundered, total loss, 6 lives lost, unknown location, not heard of.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 2051).

The map sheet assigned to this record is arbitrary but the location of Skigersta on the E side of the island suggests that she was lost in the North Minch rather than the Atlantic. The loss is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 March 2004


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