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Scarrish Of Tyree: Ness Of Duncansby, Pentland Firth

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Scarrish Of Tyree: Ness Of Duncansby, Pentland Firth

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Scarrish Of Tiree; Duncansby Head; Duncansby Ness; Ness Of Duncan's Bay; North Sea

Canmore ID 284370

Site Number ND37SE 8035

NGR ND 389 738

NGR Description ND c. 389 738

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

ND37SE 8035 c. 389 738

N58 38.9 W3 3.2

NLO: Ness of Duncansby [name: ND 389 738]

Duncansby Head [name: ND 405 733]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Dunnet by Thurso, 1st July. The SCARRISH (schr.), of Aberdeen, Mackenzie, from Newcastle to Dublin, with coals, got on shore on the Ness of Duncans Bay [Duncansby], Pentland Firth during a dense fog this morning and is lying in a very dangerous position, full of water: crew and materials saved.

Source: LL, No. 16,293, London, Monday, July 2 1866.

Wick, 30th June. A fishing vessel arrived here from Stornoway, reports having passed this morning two large barques on shore at Dunnet head, near the Light-house: and an Aberdeen schooner on shore on Duncansby head: the schooner, coal laden, was being dismantled. Thick fog in Pentland Firth since yesterday.

Source: LL, No. 16,293, London, Monday, July 2 1866.

Pentland Firth, 2nd July. The spars, sails, anchors, and chains of the SCARRISH OF TYREE, of Aberdeen (not SCARRISH, as before reported), Mackenzie, Newcastle to Dublin, which got ashore 1st July, have been landed at Duncansby Ness. The vessel has her bottom out, and will probably bot to [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11063).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 30 June 1866). Scarrish of Tiree: this vessel stranded at Ness of Duncansby. Capt. McKenzie.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1864. 91grt. Length: 23m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 37.0 W3 2.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The date cited by Whittaker is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 May 2007.

Activities

Loss (30 June 1866)

Dunnet by Thurso, 1st July. The SCARRISH (schr.), of Aberdeen, Mackenzie, from Newcastle to Dublin, with coals, got on shore on the Ness of Duncans Bay [Duncansby], Pentland Firth during a dense fog this morning and is lying in a very dangerous position, full of water: crew and materials saved.

Source: LL, No. 16,293, London, Monday, July 2 1866.

Wick, 30th June. A fishing vessel arrived here from Stornoway, reports having passed this morning two large barques on shore at Dunnet head, near the Light-house: and an Aberdeen schooner on shore on Duncansby head: the schooner, coal laden, was being dismantled. Thick fog in Pentland Firth since yesterday.

Source: LL, No. 16,293, London, Monday, July 2 1866.

Pentland Firth, 2nd July. The spars, sails, anchors, and chains of the SCARRISH OF TYREE, of Aberdeen (not SCARRISH, as before reported), Mackenzie, Newcastle to Dublin, which got ashore 1st July, have been landed at Duncansby Ness. The vessel has her bottom out, and will probably bot to [Record received incomplete].

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11063).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of coal: date of loss cited as 30 June 1866). Scarrish of Tiree: this vessel stranded at Ness of Duncansby. Capt. McKenzie.

Registration: Aberdeen. Built 1864. 91grt. Length: 23m. Beam: 6m.

(Location of loss cited as N58 37.0 W3 2.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (7 May 2007)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The date cited by Whittaker is accepted.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 7 May 2007.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 11712

Name : SCARRISH OF TIREE

Latitude : 583700

Longitude : 30200

Date Built : 1864

Registration : ABERDEEN

Type : SCHOONER (WOOD)

Tonnage : 91

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 23

Beam : 6

Loss Day : 30

Loss Month : 6

Loss Year : 1866

Comment : Stranded at Ness of Duncansby. Capt. MacKenzie

Cargo : COAL

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