MHG48561 - Constant Trader: Scrabster Beach, Thurso Bay, Pentland Firth
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Type and Period (1)
- WRECK (Undated)
- None recorded
NMRS Report: (07/05/2007 15:50:33)
ND16NW 8040 c. 10 69
N58 36 W3 33
NLO: Scrabster [name: ND 102 702]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].
Possibly on map sheet ND17SW.
See also NC96NE 8010, ND16NW 8041 and 8042.
Thurso, 27th April. `During a tremendous gale last night, which lasted three hours, the following vessels were driven on shore about a mile to the Westward and totally wrecked. Crews saved: CONSTANT TRADER, Waite, from Berwick: PHOENIX, McInnes, from Brora, both for Liverpool, and HERO, Michie, from Newcastle to Dublin. There is a brig on shore at Sandside, particulars unknown.' [Record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7075).
(Classified as schooner, with cargo of wheat: date of loss cited as 26 April 1835). Constant Trader: this vessel was driven from anchor and wrecked on Scrabster beach. Capt. Waite.
Registration: Berwick. Built 1805. 75 tons burthern. Length: 17m. Beam: 5m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.5 W3 33.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.
Scrabster Beach is probably to be equated with the exposed sands that are indicated on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, around ND 101 698 and to the S of Scrabster Harbour (ND17SW 5).
The classification and cargo cited by I G Whittaker (1998) remain unverified, but are accepted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 June 2005.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 10 69 (20m by 20m)|
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