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Robert: Nigg, Cromarty Firth

Brig (19th Century)

Site Name Robert: Nigg, Cromarty Firth

Classification Brig (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On The North Side Of The Ferry At Cromarty'; Firth Of Cromarty; Robert

Canmore ID 283129

Site Number NH76NE 8013

NGR NH 79 68

NGR Description NH c. 79 68

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

NH76NE 8013 c. 79 68

N57 41 W4 2

NLO: Nigg Pier [NH 796 686]

Cromarty [name: NH 786 677]

Cromarty Firth [name centred NH 69 67].

Possibly on map sheet NH86NW.

Cromarty, 2nd Mar. The ROBERT, Hicknett, from Seaham, coal laden, is on shore on the North side of the Ferry, and will have to discharge part of cargo.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,464, London, Monday March 6 1854.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9000).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 2 March 1854). Robert: this vessel stranded on the N side of the ferry at Cromarty: expected all gone.

(Location of loss cited as N57 41.50 W4 1.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

A location near Nigg Pier may be suggested for this stranding. It remains unclear whether or not the vessel was successfully recovered.

The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 September 2006.

Activities

Loss (2 March 1854)

Cromarty, 2nd Mar. The ROBERT, Hicknett, from Seaham, coal laden, is on shore on the North side of the Ferry, and will have to discharge part of cargo.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,464, London, Monday March 6 1854.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9000).

(Classified as brig, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 2 March 1854). Robert: this vessel stranded on the N side of the ferry at Cromarty: expected all gone.

(Location of loss cited as N57 41.50 W4 1.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (27 September 2006)

A location near Nigg Pier may be suggested for this stranding. It remains unclear whether or not the vessel was successfully recovered.

The classification cited by Whittaker remains unverified, but is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 September 2006.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 12795

Name : ROBERT

Latitude : 574130

Longitude : 40100

Type : BRIG

Loss Day : 2

Loss Month : 3

Loss Year : 1854

Comment : Stranded on the north side of the ferry at Cromarty, expected AG.

Cargo : COAL

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