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Thistle: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Thistle: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Inchgarvie; Forth Bridge; Forth Rail Bridge; Middle Forth Estuary; Thistle

Canmore ID 261863

Site Number NT17NW 8021

NGR NT 137 795

NGR Description NT c. 137 795

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Maritime - Edinburgh, City Of
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 8021 c. 137 795

N56 0 W3 23.0

NLO: Inch Garvie [name: NT 137 795]

Forth Bridge [name: NT 135 795].

North Queensferry, 3rd July, the THISTLE (schr.), of Aberdeen, from Charlestown, with coal and iron, has gone ashore on Inchgarvie: she will fill this tide, and most likely become a wreck: her cargo may be saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,161, London, Thursday July 4 1872.

Leith, 8th July, the THISTLE (schr.) (Off. No.15,617), Cameron, from Charlestown, with coal and iron, reported, 3rd July, as ashore on Inchgarvie island, was bound to Aberdeen. Sixteen tons of iron and 30 tons of coal have been landed from her at Queensferry, and it was expected that the rest of her cargo would be got out today, should the weather prove favourable.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,166, London, Wednesday July 10 [1872].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3818).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of coal and iron: date of loss cited as 3 July 1872). Thistle: this vessel stranded on Inchgarvie [Inch Garvie]. Capt. Cameron.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1827. 64grt. Length: 17m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N56 0.5 W3 23.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location of this loss may lie within the quasi-administrative areas designated as Maritime - West Lothian or Maritime - Fife.

The Forth Railway Bridge (NT17NW 70) extends from NT 1390 7790 to 1315 8082.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 July 2004.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 13249


Latitude : 560030

Longitude : 32300

Date Built : 1827

Registration : ABERDEEN


Tonnage : 64

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 17

Beam : 6

Loss Day : 3

Loss Month : 7

Loss Year : 1872

Comment : Stranded on Inchgarvie. Capt. Cameron

Cargo : COAL, IRON


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