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Jessie Bannatyne: Inverness Harbour, Beauly Firth

Smack (19th Century)

Site Name Jessie Bannatyne: Inverness Harbour, Beauly Firth

Classification Smack (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Inner Moray Firth; Inverness Firth; Jessie Bannatyne

Canmore ID 264362

Site Number NH64NE 8007

NGR NH 664 462

NGR Description NH c. 664 462

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

NH64NE 8007 c. 664 462

N57 29.2 W4 13.7

NLO: Beauly Firth [name centred NH 59 47]

Inverness [name: NH 665 455].

Location formerly entered as NH c. 66 46 [N57 29 W4 14].

Inverness, 26th Feb., the JESSIE BANNATYNE (smack), of Ayr, with lime and wood, was scuttled, 20th Feb., the cargo having caught fire: a large portion of the cargo was destroyed.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,676, London, Saturday February 28 [1874].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4072).

(Classified as smack, with cargo of lime and wood: date of loss cited as 19 February 1874). Jessie Bannatyne: this vessel caught fire at Inverness harbour, and is now a total wreck. (Inverness registered at Ayr?)

Registration: Ayr.

(Location of loss cited as N57 29.5 W4 15.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Inverness Harbour (NH64NE 129.00) is ill-defined.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 December 2007.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5436


Latitude : 572930

Longitude : 41500

Registration : AYR

Type : SMACK

Loss Day : 19

Loss Month : 2

Loss Year : 1874

Comment : Fire at Inverness Harbour, now a total wreck. (Inverness registered at Ayr?)

Cargo : LIME, WOOD


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