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Heroine: Atlantic

Lugger (19th Century)

Site Name Heroine: Atlantic

Classification Lugger (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Off Cape Wrath'; Pentland Firth

Canmore ID 257691

Site Number NC27NE 8013


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC27NE 8013 unlocated

NLO: Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

31 August 1875, HEROINE, 10 yrs old, wooden lugger, 15 tons, 6 crew, Master M. Campbell, Owner W. Begg, Pulteneytown, Wick, departed Wick for Stornoway, in ballast, foundered, total loss, 6 lives lost, wind N7, off Cape Wrath.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1875 - 76 (1876 [C.1632] LXVII.191).

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 2640).

The map sheet assigned to this record is arbitrary.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 May 2004.


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