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Phoenix: Loch Laxford, North Minch

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Phoenix: Loch Laxford, North Minch

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Canmore ID 275364

Site Number NC14NE 8003


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC14NE 8003 unlocated

NLO: Loch Laxford [name centred NC 199 499].

Possibly on map sheets NC14NW, NC15SE, or NC25SW.

Formerly entered as NC14NW 8005 at cited location NC c. 14 49 [N58 23 W5 11}.

Thurso, 15th Aug. 'The PHOENIX, from Peterhead to Liverpool, in beating up Loch Laxford 4th inst., during a gale from the West, missed stays, went on shore, and sunk, and now lies several feet below water; crew, & cargo, saved.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 8874, London, Friday August 19 1842.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7705).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 4 August 1882). Phoenix: this vessel stranded in Loch Laxford, and is now sunk.

(Location of loss cited as N58 24.0 W5 5.0).

I G Whittaker (1998).

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary, being derived from the unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 September 2005.


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