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Louise: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Louise: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Inchgarvie; Inchgarvy; Forth Bridge; Forth Rail Bridge; Middle Forth Estuary

Canmore ID 267285

Site Number NT17NW 8022

NGR NT 137 795

NGR Description NT c. 137 795

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Maritime - Edinburgh, City Of
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

NT17NW 8022 c. 137 795

N56 0 W3 23.0

NLO: Inch Garvie [name: NT 137 795]

Forth Bridge [name: NT 135 795].

North Queensferry, 31st Aug., 1.55 p.m., LOUISE (Ger. schr.) ran ashore on Inchgarvie at 9.30 a.m. today: she has just listed over: not known what injuries.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,767, London, Saturday September 1 1877.

North Queensferry, 31st Aug., the LOUISE (Ger. schr.), reported by telegraph today as ashore on Inchgarvy [Inchgarvie], got off at 3.45 p.m., and proceeded: she is bound from Bo'ness to Riga, with coal.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 19,768, London, Tuesday September 4 [1877].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 4667).

The location of this loss may lie within the quasi-administrative areas designated as Maritime - West Lothian or Maritime - Fife.

The Forth Railway Bridge (NT17NW 70) extends from NT 1390 7790 to 1315 8082.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on grounds of her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 October 2004.


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