MHG14871 - John Preston: Rubha Dearg, Lochaline, Sound of Mull

Summary

The wreck of a 19th-century schooner which was the subject of a programme of survey and limited excavation from 1994 to 2000.

Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (Date of loss, 19th Century - 1882 AD to 1882 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NM64SE 8005 6583 4437
N56 31.9 W5 48.2

Formerly NM64SE 9059

JOHN PRESTON, wreck remains with tightly packed cargo of slates lie in 21 metres. Bottom drops off steeply just beyond the wreck, known locally as the SLATE WRECK.
Source; Baird 1995.

Detailed survey and recording of this wreck took place from 1994 to 2000, followed by remote sensing surveys in 2000 and 2003. A full report on the findings of the work can be found in <2> and <3>.

Further information can also be found on RCAHMS's Canmore website. <4>


© Arch. Dive Unit, Slate Wreck (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6864.


© Arch. Dive Unit, Slate Wreck (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6865.


© Arch. Dive Unit, Slate Wreck (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6866.


<1> Baird, B, 1995, Shipwrecks of the West of Scotland, p 261 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1942.


<2> Robertson, P (ed), 2007, The Sound of Mull Archaeological Project (SOMAP) 1994-2005, BAR British Series 453, pp 11, 46-57 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG24607.


<3> Robertson, P, 2007, The Sound of Mull Archaeological Project (SOMAP) 1994-2005, BAR British Series 453 (Interactive Resource). SHG24608.


<4> RCAHMS, Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), 118533 (Interactive Resource/Online Database). SHG23282.

Sources/Archives (7)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NM 6582 4437 (80m by 80m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NM64SE
Civil Parish MORVERN
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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