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Favorite: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Favorite: Inch Garvie, Firth Of Forth

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Favourite; Inchgarvie; 'on The Rocks [at The] West End Of Inch Garvie'; Middle Forth Estuary

Canmore ID 283193

Site Number NT17NW 8037

NGR NT 135 795

NGR Description NT c. 135 795

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 8037 c. 135 795

N56 0 W3 23.2

NLO: Inch Garvie [name: NT 137 795].

North Queensferry, 24th Mar. The FAVORITE, Tonkin, of and from Grangemouth for Calais, with pig-iron, on coming down the Firth this morning, struck on the rocks [at the] west end of Inch Garvie [|Inchgarvie], and lies in a precarious state.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,791, London, Tuesday March 27 1855.

Grangemouth, 26th Mar. The FAVOURITE, McAlley, of and from this port for Calais, which went ashore at the west end of Inch Garvie, on the 24th Mar., was towed off with the evening's tide, making a great deal of water, and with serious damage.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,792, London, Wednesday March 28 1855.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9117).

Inch Garvie island lies E-W, and a location around NT 135 795 may be suggested for this loss. The location of this loss may lie within the quasi-administrative areas designated as Maritime - West Lothian or Maritime - Fife.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 October 2006.


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