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Eugenie: Little Minch

Ship (19th Century)

Site Name Eugenie: Little Minch

Classification Ship (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) North Minch; 'off The North End Of Skye'; Rubha Hunish

Canmore ID 284497

Site Number NG37NW 8001


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NG37NW 8001 unlocated

NLO: Skye [name centred NG 45 35].

See also NG29SW 8026.

Possibly within the area designated as Maritime - Western Isles.

Corry (Isle of Skye), 16th May. The EUGENIE (ship), of Bordeaux, Dupuy, from Liverpool to Holmsund, with bricks and salt, struck on a sunken rock in the Little Minch, off the North end of this Island 12th May, and is likely to become a total wreck.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,078, London, Thursday May 19 1859.

Stornoway, 16th May. The EUGENIE, Dupuy, from Liverpool to Holmsund, which struck on a rock in the Little Minch 12th May, has broken her back, and may be considered a total wreck: part of stores saved.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,079, London, Friday May 20 1859.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9704).

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are arbitrary; the loss may have occurred within the area designated Maritime - Western Isles. Rubha Hunish, the most northerly point of Skye, is at NG 408 771.

The loss of this vessel may be equated with that entered as NG29SW 8026.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 November 2006.


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