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Paragon: Pentland Firth

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Paragon: Pentland Firth

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'On A Reef In The Pentland Frith '; Widewall Bay; North Sea; Atlantic

Canmore ID 283849

Site Number ND38SW 8011


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

ND38SW 8011 unlocated

NLO: Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

St. Margaret's Hope, 23rd July. The PARAGON, Wallis, of and for Shields, from Quebec, has put into Widewall Bay, with 6 feet water in her hold, having lost anchor and chain, and struck on a reef in the Pentland Frith [Firth] on the 21st July.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,517, London, Tuesday June 28 1857.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9392).

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary. The location of loss may fall within the area designated as Maritime - Orkney.

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 25 October 2006.


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