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Iris: Poolewe, Loch Ewe, North Minch

Craft (19th Century)

Site Name Iris: Poolewe, Loch Ewe, North Minch

Classification Craft (19th Century)

Canmore ID 284915

Site Number NG88SE 8002

NGR NG 85 81

NGR Description NG c. 85 81

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

NG88SE 8002 c. 85 81

N57 46 W5 37

NLO: Loch Ewe [name centred NG 84 86]

Poolewe [name: NG 858 808].

Possibly on map sheet NG 88SW.

Stornoway, 6th Oct. The IRIS, McKenzie, from Liverpool, was driven ashore at Poolewe during the gale 3rd Oct.

Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 14,516, London, Friday October 12 1860.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9924).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 3 October 1860). Iris: this vessel stranded at Poolewe. Capt. McKenzie.

(Location of loss cited as N57 46.0 W5 36.0).

I G Whittaker 1998.

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

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 November 2006.


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