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Venus: Sinclair's Bay, North Sea

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Venus: Sinclair's Bay, North Sea

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Wick; Sinclair Bay; Venus

Canmore ID 275564

Site Number ND35NE 8027

NGR ND 37 56

NGR Description ND c. 37 56

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

ND35NE 8024 c. 37 56

N58 29 W3 5

NLO: Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56]

Wick [name: ND 361 508].

Possibly on map sheet or ND35SW.

Wick, 10th Oct. 'The VENUS, Linson, of Portaferry, from Dunbar to Ireland, drove from her anchors this morning, and went on shore in Sinclair's Bay, during a very heavy gale form the southward; master and three hands drowned.'

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9545, London, Monday October 14 1844.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7884).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of herring: date of loss cited as 10 October 1844). Venus: this vessel stranded in Sinclair [Sinclair's] Bay. Capt. Linton (Linson?). Registration: Portaferry. 50 tons register.

(Location of loss cited as N58 31.0 W3 8.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary.

The classification and cargo cited by Whittaker remain unverified.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 30 September 2005.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 10840

Name : VENUS

Latitude : 583100

Longitude : 30800

Registration : PORTAFERRY


Tonnage : 50

Tonnage Code : R

Loss Day : 10

Loss Month : 10

Loss Year : 1844

Comment : Stranded in Sinclair Bay. Capt. Linton (Linson ?)



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