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Express: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Express: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Inchgarvie; Inchgarvel Island; Queensferry Narrows; Middle Forth Estuary

Canmore ID 269955

Site Number NT17NW 8024

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 8024 c. 137 795

N56 0 W3 23.0

NLO: Inch Garvie [name: NT 137 795]

Forth Bridge [name: NT 135 795].

North Queensferry, Oct., 4.50 p.m., EXPRESS schooner, of Wick, from Alloa for Leven (light), is ashore on Inchgarvie Island, filling fast and likely to become a total wreck: crew saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 21,051, London, Monday October 17 1881.

North Queensferry, Oct. 22, 11.35 a.m., EXPRESS schooner, reported stranded on the 14th on Inchgarvel [Inch Garvie] Island, is now in St. Margaret's Hope, among shipping, on her beam ends: a wreck anchor holding: dangerous to shipping.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 21,057, London, Monday October 24 [1881].

NMRS, MS/829/70 (no. 5212).

The location of this incident may lie within the quasi-administrative areas designated as Maritime - West Lothian or Maritime - Fife. The available account appears to place the loss on Inchgarvie, within Queensferry Narrows.

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 January 2005.


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