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Betty: Pentland Firth

Brig (18th Century)

Site Name Betty: Pentland Firth

Classification Brig (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Near Thurso'; North Sea; Betty

Canmore ID 288421

Site Number ND16NW 8064

NGR ND 116 695

Datum WGS84 - Lat/Long

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

Archaeology Notes

ND16NW 8064 unlocated

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 685]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Not to be confused with ND16NW 8032.

(Classified as brig, with cargo of timber: date of loss cited as 29 June 1786). Betty: this vessel stranded near Thurso.

Registration: Port Glasgow. 100 tons [unspecified].

(Location of loss cited as N58 36.5 W3 31.5).

I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 May 2007.

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Reference (2011)

Whittaker ID : 9943

Name : BETTY

Latitude : 583630

Longitude : 33130

Registration : PORT GLASGOW

Type : BRIG

Tonnage : 100

Loss Day : 29

Loss Month : 6

Loss Year : 1786

Comment : Stranded near Thurso

Cargo : TIMBER

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