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Martin: Eilean Shona, Loch Moidart

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Martin: Eilean Shona, Loch Moidart

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Island Of Shona; Sea Of The Hebrides; Martin

Canmore ID 264037

Site Number NM67SW 8001

NGR NM 64 74

NGR Description NM c. 64 74

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

NM67SW 8001 c. 64 74

N56 48 W5 52

NLO: Eilean Shona [name centred NM 64 74].

Possibly on map sheets or NM67SE.

See also ND37NE 8003.

The MARTIN, Lyon, from Memel to Liverpool, was totally lost 6th instant, on the Island of Shona, coast of Invernesshire. Crew saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 5249, London, Tuesday January 27 1818.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5961).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of wood and iron: date of loss cited as 6 January 1818). Martin: this vessel was wrecked on the Island of Shona, Loch Moidart. Capt. Lyon. Registration: Irvine.

(Location of loss cited as N56 48 W5 55).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. An alternative location has been suggested (ND37NE 8003) on the island of Stroma in the Pebntland Firth: this present location is preferred.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 September 2004.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 9482


Latitude : 564800

Longitude : 55500

Registration : IRVINE

Type : BRIG

Loss Day : 6

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1818

Comment : Wrecked on Island of Shona, Loch Moidart. Capt. Lyon

Cargo : WOOD, IRON


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