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Bolette: St John's Point, Pentland Firth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Bolette: St John's Point, Pentland Firth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Ballata; Huna; North Sea; Bolette

Canmore ID 283443

Site Number ND37NW 8034

NGR ND 311 753

NGR Description ND c. 311 753

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

ND38SW 8034 c. 311 753

N58 39.6 W3 11.3

NLO: St John's Point [name: ND 311 753]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Dunnet, by Thurso, 18th Nov. The BALLATA? BOLETTE (schr.), of and for Dram, from Thurso, in ballast, struck on the rocks at St. John's Point, Pentland Frith, 16th Nov., and the next morning became a total wreck: crew saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,306, London, Friday November 21 1856.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9287).

(Classified as schooner, in ballast: date of loss cited as 15 November 1856). Bolette: this vessel stranded at St John's Point, Huna. Capt. Eger. Registration: Drammen.

(Location of loss cited as N58 39.5 W3 11.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The name cited by Whittaker is accepted.

Huna is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the Ness of Huna is at ND 363 738.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 12 October 2006.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 10961


Latitude : 583930

Longitude : 31100

Registration : DRAMMEN


Loss Day : 15

Loss Month : 11

Loss Year : 1856

Comment : Stranded at St John's Point, Huna. Capt. Eger



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