MHG48705 - Mary: Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SMACK (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (30/04/2007 10:23:58)
ND47SW 8024 unlocated

NLO: Duncansby Head [name: ND 406 733]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Wick, 29th Aug. The MARY (smack), of Banff, Gregor, from Spey to Thurso, with timber, was abandoned, waterlogged, off Duncansby Head, 26th Aug.: crew saved.
Source: Additional Intelligence, LL, No. 16,034, London, Thursday, August 31 [1865].
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 10834).

(Classified as smack, with cargo of timber: date of loss cited as 26 August 1865). Mary: this vessel was abandoned off Duncansby Head. Capt. Gregor. Registration: Banff.
(Location of loss cited as N58 40.0 W3 0.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are essentially arbitrary, being derived from the cited location of abandonment. It remains unclear whether and where the vessel subsequently stranded or foundered.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 August 2005.

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