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Columbine: Portgordon, Moray Firth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Columbine: Portgordon, Moray Firth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'At The Back Of Port Gordon'; North Sea

Canmore ID 266235

Site Number NJ36SE 8014


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Maritime - Moray
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NJ36SE 8014 unlocated

NLO: Portgordon [name: NJ 395 643].

Buckie, 24th May, 11 a.m., a schooner is on shore at the back of Port Gordon [Portgordon], name COLUMBINE, Off. No. 62,499: she is likely to become a total wreck.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,371, London, Thursday May 25 1876.

Lossiemouth, 25th May, 11.5 a.m., the COLUMBINE, of Cullen, from Methel [Methil] to Port Gordon [Portgordon], with coal, stranded near Port Gordon [Portgordon] on Tuesday night, and is likely to become a total wreck: part cargo and materials saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,372, London, Friday May 26 1876.

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4400).

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998); she was possibly successfully recovered.

Spey Bay (name centred NJ 37 67) forms an ill-defined embayment which extends over portions of several map sheets.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 October 2004.


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