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Gustav Pederson: Faraid Head, Atlantic

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Gustav Pederson: Faraid Head, Atlantic

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Farout Head; Loch Eriboll; Cape Wrath; Pentland Firth; Gustav Pederson

Canmore ID 284087

Site Number NC37SE 8005

NGR NC 392 719

NGR Description NC c. 392 719

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

NC37SE 8005 c. 392 719

N58 36.3 W4 46.1

NLO: Faraid Head [name: NC 392 719]

Loch Eriboll [name centred NC 44 60]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81]

Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750].

Loch Eribol, 1st May. A small Norwegian schooner, laden with staves and billet wood, has come ashore, bottom up, at Farout [Faraid] Head: name on life buoy, 'GUSTAV PEDERSON, Mandal': crew supposed to have perished.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 13,757, London, Friday May 7 1858.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9507).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of staves: date of loss cited as 1 May 1858). Gustav Pederson: this vessel stranded on Farout [Faraid] Head, Cape Wrath. Registration: Mandal.

(Location of loss cited as N58 37.33 W4 46.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative, being derived from the location of loss that is cited by Whittaker.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 31 October 2006.


Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 5163


Latitude : 583720

Longitude : 44600

Registration : MANDAL


Loss Day : 1

Loss Month : 5

Loss Year : 1858

Comment : Stranded Farout Head, Cape Wrath

Cargo : STAVES


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