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Marys: Bay Of Achininver, Atlantic

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Marys: Bay Of Achininver, Atlantic

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Forty Miles West Of Thurso'; Tongue Bay; Pentland Firth; Marys

Canmore ID 275500

Site Number NC56SE 8011

NGR NC 575 652

NGR Description NC c. 575 652

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NC56SE 8011 c. 576 652

N58 33.1 W4 26.9

NLO: Tongue Bay [name centred NC 60 61]

Thurso [name: ND 115 687]

Achininver [name: NC 570 649]

Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Location formerly entered as NC c. 58 62 (N58 31 W4 26).

Thurso, 1st Jan. 'The MARYS, from Shields to Liverpool, was totally wrecked 1st instant, about 40 miles to the Westward of this place; crew saved.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9306, London, Monday January 8 1844.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7823).

(No classification specified: cargo cited as wheat, and date of loss as 1 January 1844). Marys: this vessel was wrecked in Bay of Achininver, 40 miles West of Thurso. Capt. Robertson. Registration: Newcsatle.

(Location of loss cited as N58 33.0 W4 27.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. The Bay of Achininver is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The name presumably applies to the small but clearly-defined inlet to the NE of the settlement of Achininver, which lies inland. This inlet is situated to the W of Tongue Bay.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 September 2005.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 14288

Name : MARYS

Latitude : 583300

Longitude : 42700

Registration : NEWCASTLE

Loss Day : 1

Loss Month : 1

Loss Year : 1844

Comment : Wrecked in Bay of Achininver, 40 miles west of Thurso. Capt. Robertson

Cargo : WHEAT


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