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Unknown: North Sea

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Unknown: North Sea

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Jael'; 'jaei'; Keiss; 'along The Wick Coast'; 'to The North Of Sinclair's Bay'

Canmore ID 265733

Site Number ND36SE 8013


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND36SE 8013 unlocated

NLO: Keiss [name: ND 347 612]

Keiss Castle [name: ND 356 617]

Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56]

Wick [name: ND 362 508]

Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506].

See also ND36SE 8014 and ND36SE 8015.

Glasgow, 26th Oct., quantities of wreckage have come ashore along the Wick coast, especially to the N of Sinclair's bay. Two nameboards, both somewhat defaced, one marked "JAEL", have been picked up there. A good many battens and planks also continue to come ashore.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,193, London, Thursday October 28 1875.

Wick, 25th Oct., in addition to the name-board reported on the 23rd Oct., two others have been picked up at Keiss: one is five feet long, painted blue, and marked in white letters "JAEI" (probably JAEL): the lower parts of the last two letters are wanting. The second board is marked "BERT": the end of the word has been broken off. A number of battens have also been washed ashore in the vicinity of Keiss: some of them marked "L * N", others "GAB". [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4261).

The map sheet assigned to this record is arbitrary, being derived from the reported location of discovery of wreckage. The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 September 2004.


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