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Aeolus: Clardon Head, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Aeolus: Clardon Head, Dunnet Bay, Pentland Firth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Murkle Bay; Clarendon Head; Aeolus

Canmore ID 264322

Site Number ND17SE 8004

NGR ND 16 70

NGR Description ND c. 16 70

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

ND17SE 8004 c. 16 70

N58 37 W3 27

NLO: Clardon Head [name: ND 153 703]

Murkle Bay [name centred ND 171 694]

Dunnet Bay [name centred ND 198 704]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Thurso, 19th Jan., 11.45 a.m., NW, strong gale, the AEOLUS, of Inverness, Doyle, hence to Alloa, with pavement, went ashore, yesterday, at Clarendon [Clardon] head, and is a total wreck: crew saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,642, London, Tuesday January 20 [1874].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4046).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of pavement: date of loss cited as 18 January 1874). Aeolus: this vessel stranded on rocks at Clarendon [Clardon] Head. Capt. Doyle.

Registration: Inverness. Built 1857. 112 tons [unspecified]. Length: 26m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 36.75 W3 27.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5439

Name : AEOLUS

Latitude : 583645

Longitude : 32730

Date Built : 1857

Registration : INVERNESS

Type : SCHOONER

Tonnage : 112

Length : 26

Beam : 6

Draught : 3m

Loss Day : 18

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1874

Comment : Stranded on rocks at Clarendon Head. Capt. Doyle

Cargo : PAVEMENT

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