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Fanny: Kyle Akin

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Fanny: Kyle Akin

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Castle Moil Sound; Caisteal Maol Sound; Castle Moyle Sound; Castlemoyle Sound; Kyleakin Sound; Sound Of Skye; Loch Alsh

Canmore ID 262497

Site Number NG72NE 8015

NGR NG 75 26

NGR Description NG c. 75 26

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

NG72NE 8015 c. 75 26

N57 16 W5 44

NLO: Kyleakin [name: NG 754 263]

Loch Alsh [name centred NG 80 25]

Kyle Akin [name centred NG 758 268]

Skye [name centred NG 45 35].

Possibly on map sheet NG72NW.

Kyleakin, near Inverness, 29th August, the FANNY (schr.), of Douglas, I.M., Cowley, from Runcorn to Wick, with salt, in passing through Castle Moil sound, yesterday, struck on a sunken rock and was run ashore near the quay here, in a sinking state: the cargo is melting out of the vessel and is likely to be all lost, but the vessel will probably be got to a convenient place for repairs.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,213, London, Tuesday September 3 [1872].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3831).

The location cited for this loss is essentially tentative. Caisteal Maol (NG72NE 1) is at NG 7580 2634, and Castle Moil Sound is presumably to be equated with Kyle Akin.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on grounds of her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 August 2004.


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