MHG46703 - Eagle: Calva Island, Badcall Bay, North Minch


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (16/12/2003)
NC14SW 8002 c. 160 411
N58 19.2 W5 8.5

NLO: Badcall Bay [name centred NC 160 411].

10 December 1885, EAGLE, 45 yrs old, registered Rye, wooden schooner, 76 tons, 4 crew. Master W. Ross, Owner S. McKenzie, Stornoway. Departed Assynt, Sutherlandshire, for Ullapool, Co. Ross, carrying fishing stock. Wind variable 1, stranded Calva Island, Badcall, near Sutherlandshire.
Source: PP Abstracts of Shipping Casualties on Coasts, or in Rivers and Harbours of the UK July 1885-86 (1887 [C.5196] LXXIV.449).
NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 1901).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of fishing stock: date of loss cited as 10 December 1885). This vessel stranded at on Calva Island, near Badcall, Sutherland. (Possibly equated with Calbha Beag or Calbha Mor).
I G Whittaker 1998.

Calva Island is not noted as such on the 1997 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map but the name presumably applies to one of the several islands in Badcall Bay. The townships of Upper and Lower Badcall are at NC 156 420 and NC 165 420 respectively.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 December 2003.

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Grid reference Centred NC 159 411 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC14SE

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