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Fair Wind: Berriedale, North Sea

Smack (19th Century)

Site Name Fair Wind: Berriedale, North Sea

Classification Smack (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Fairwind; 'near Dunbeath'; Berridale; Fair Wind

Canmore ID 258958

Site Number ND12SW 8003

NGR ND 12 22

NGR Description ND c. 12 22

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

ND12SW 8003 c. 12 22

N58 11 W3 30

NLO: Berriedale [name: ND 121 229]

Dunbeath [name: ND 161 296].

2 April 1880, FAIR WIND, 17 yrs old, of Aberdeen, wooden smack, 19 tons, 3 crew, Master J. Sutherland, Owner J. Ballie, Dunbeath, Caithness, departed Portmahomack, Ross, for Dunbeath, Caithness, carrying lime, wind SSE, stranded, total loss, Berridale [Berriedale], Caithness.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1879-80 (1881 [C.2906] LXXXII.889).

Wick, April 8, the FAIR WIND smack, of Aberdeen (lime), has been run ashore near Dunbeath.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,579, London, Monday April 12 1880.

Wick, April 9, FAIRWIND, from Lossiemouth for Dunbeath, which sprung a leak and was run ashore at Berriedale, has become a wreck.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,580, London, Tuesday April 13 1880.

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3002).

(Classified as wooden smack, with cargo of lime; date of loss cited as 2 April 1880). Fair Wind: this vessel stranded at Berriedale. Capt. Sutherland.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1863. 19grt. Length: 12m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 11.00 W3 29.67).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 May 2004.

Activities

Loss (2 April 1880)

2 April 1880, FAIR WIND, 17 yrs old, of Aberdeen, wooden smack, 19 tons, 3 crew, Master J. Sutherland, Owner J. Ballie, Dunbeath, Caithness, departed Portmahomack, Ross, for Dunbeath, Caithness, carrying lime, wind SSE, stranded, total loss, Berridale [Berriedale], Caithness.

Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1879-80 (1881 [C.2906] LXXXII.889).

Wick, April 8, the FAIR WIND smack, of Aberdeen (lime), has been run ashore near Dunbeath.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,579, London, Monday April 12 1880.

Wick, April 9, FAIRWIND, from Lossiemouth for Dunbeath, which sprung a leak and was run ashore at Berriedale, has become a wreck.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 20,580, London, Tuesday April 13 1880.

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3002).

(Classified as wooden smack, with cargo of lime; date of loss cited as 2 April 1880). Fair Wind: this vessel stranded at Berriedale. Capt. Sutherland.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1863. 19grt. Length: 12m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 11.00 W3 29.67).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (18 May 2004)

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 May 2004.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5480

Name : FAIR WIND

Latitude : 581100

Longitude : 32940

Date Built : 1863

Registration : ABERDEEN

Type : SMACK (WOOD)

Tonnage : 19

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 12

Beam : 4

Loss Day : 2

Loss Month : 4

Loss Year : 1880

Comment : Stranded Berriedale. Capt. Sutherland

Cargo : LIME

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