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Highland Mary: Littleferry, Loch Fleet, North Sea

Sloop (19th Century)

Site Name Highland Mary: Littleferry, Loch Fleet, North Sea

Classification Sloop (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Highland Mary

Canmore ID 285494

Site Number NH89NW 8007

NGR NH 810 954

NGR Description NH c. 810 954

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

NH89NW 8007 c. 810 954

N57 55.9 W4 0.6

NLO: Littleferry [name: NH 805 956]

Loch Fleet [name centred NH 790 967].

Littleferry, 29th Sept. The HIGHLAND MARY (sloop), of Inverness, Campbell, from Burghead to Thurso, with freestone, struck on a sandbank near the entrance of this harbour to-day, and when the crew left her had more than a foot of water above the cabin floor.

Source: LL, No. 16,996, London, Saturday, October 3 1868.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11501).

(Classified as wooden smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 29 September 1868). Highland Mary: this vessel was lost at Littleferry.

Registration: Inverness. Built 1862. 24grt. Length: 13m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 56.00 W4 0.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Littleferry is situated on the N side of the entrance to Loch Fleet. The Ferry Channel is not noted as such on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to the channel past Littleferry.

This vessel most probably stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 December 2006.

Activities

Loss (29 September 1868)

Littleferry, 29th Sept. The HIGHLAND MARY (sloop), of Inverness, Campbell, from Burghead to Thurso, with freestone, struck on a sandbank near the entrance of this harbour to-day, and when the crew left her had more than a foot of water above the cabin floor.

Source: LL, No. 16,996, London, Saturday, October 3 1868.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11501).

(Classified as wooden smack: no cargo specified, but date of loss cited as 29 September 1868). Highland Mary: this vessel was lost at Littleferry.

Registration: Inverness. Built 1862. 24grt. Length: 13m. Beam: 4m.

(Location of loss cited as N57 56.00 W4 0.00).

I G Whittaker 1998.

Note (28 September 2006)

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Littleferry is situated on the N side of the entrance to Loch Fleet. The Ferry Channel is not noted as such on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name presumably applies to the channel past Littleferry.

This vessel most probably stranded.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 December 2006.

Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 16166

Name : HIGHLAND MARY

Latitude : 575600

Longitude : 40000

Date Built : 1862

Registration : INVERNESS

Type : SMACK (WOOD)

Tonnage : 24

Tonnage Code : G

Length : 13

Beam : 4

Loss Day : 29

Loss Month : 9

Loss Year : 1868

Comment : Lost at Littleferry.

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