MHG47311 - Eliza: Ornsay Harbour, Sound Of Sleat


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (17/08/2005)
NG71SW 8006 c. 710 127
N57 8.9 W5 47.2

NLO: Ornsay [name centred NG 710 127]
Sound of Sleat [name centred NG 72 09].

See also NG71SW 8005.

Isle Ornsay, 23d Sept. 'Yesterday evening a heavy gale came on suddenly form the South. Four vessels in attempting the harbor, struck on the rocks at the back of the Island. Two of them got off immediately, but the HENRY & WILLIAM ALLAN, from Aberdeen, for Corpack [Corpach], is totally wrecked, and the ELIZA, McClure, from Orkney to Glasgow, it is feared will share the same fate, as the gale continues.' [Record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7090).

(Classified as sloop, with cargo of herring: date of loss cited as 22 September 1835). Eliza:L this vessel was wrecked at Isle Ornsay. Capt. Allan. Registration: British.
(Location of loss cited as N57 8.0 W5 47.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

Ornsay harbour is not indicated as such on the 1998 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 June 2004.

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Grid reference NG 710 126 (point)
Map sheet NG71SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH

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