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Waterwitch: South Queensferry, Firth Of Forth

Steam Tug (19th Century)

Site Name Waterwitch: South Queensferry, Firth Of Forth

Classification Steam Tug (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Near South Queensferry'; North Queensferry; Queensferry Narrows; Middle Forth Estuary; Waterwitch

Canmore ID 274221

Site Number NT17NW 8036

NGR NT 12 78

NGR Description NT c. 12 78

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 8036 c. 12 78

N55 59 W3 25

NLO: South Queensferry [name: NT 129 781].

Not to be confused with NT59NW 8006.

Aberdeen, 25th Oct. The WATERWITCH (st. tug), from Leith to Port Edgar, with sleepers, has been totally wrecked near South Queensferry.

Source: LL, No. 16,082, London, Thursday, October 26 1865.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10862).

(Classified as steam tug: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 25 October 1865). Waterwitch: this vessel was wrecked at North [sic.] Queensferry.

(Location of loss cited as N56 0.5 W3 23.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

A location of loss at South Queensferry is preferred. That cited by Whittaker appears less probable, being to the N of the direct route from Leith to Port Edgar.

Infomation from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 August 2005.

Activities

Loss (25 October 1865)

Aberdeen, 25th Oct. The WATERWITCH (st. tug), from Leith to Port Edgar, with sleepers, has been totally wrecked near South Queensferry.

Source: LL, No. 16,082, London, Thursday, October 26 1865.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10862).

(Classified as steam tug: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 25 October 1865). Waterwitch: this vessel was wrecked at North [sic.] Queensferry.

(Location of loss cited as N56 0.5 W3 23.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (17 August 2005)

A location of loss at South Queensferry is preferred. That cited by Whittaker appears less probable, being to the N of the direct route from Leith to Port Edgar.

Infomation from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 August 2005.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 11624

Name : WATERWITCH

Latitude : 560030

Longitude : 32330

Type : STEAM TUG

Loss Day : 25

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1865

Comment : Wrecked at North Queensferry

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