MHG47156 - Woodman: Soay, Cuillin Sound


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (06/10/2006 13:00:15)
NG41SW 8010 unlocated

15 October 1868, WOODMAN, 31 yrs old, schooner, 70 tons, 4 crew, departed Easedale [Easdale] for Leith, carrying slates and one passenger (Master's wife), stranded, total loss, 2 lives lost, wind SW10, S. side of Soay Island, Hebrides.
Source: PP Abstracts Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of the UK 1868-69 (1868 [4161] LV.667).

Corry-by-Broadford, Skye, 20th Oct. The WOODMAN (schnr.), of Berwick, from Easdale to Leith, with slates, struck on a ledge of rocks off the Island of Soa, on the SW coast of Skye, 15th Oct.: crew saved: master and his wife drowned.
Source: LL, No. 17,012, London, Thursday, October 22 1868.

NMRS, MS/829/68 (no. 2382).

(Classified as wooden schooner, with cargo of slates: date of loss cited as 15 October 1868). This vessel was wrecked on a ledge off the Isle of Soa, Skye.
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. The location of the 'Isle of Soa, Skye' cannot be established, but there is a Soa Island at NM 245 193, off Iona.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 23 March 2004.

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