MHG48723 - Jane: Keiss, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (05/09/2005)
ND36SE 8033 unlocated

NLO: Keiss [name: ND 347 612]
Keiss Castle [name: ND 356 617]
Wick [name: ND 362 508]
Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheets ND35NW or ND36SW.

Staxigo [Staxigoe], 12th Oct. `The JANE, Kirkwall, from Wick, was driven on shore in Kiess [Keiss] Bay, during a terrific gale from NNE, yesterday evening: crew saved.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7679, London, Tuesday October 16 1838.

Staxigo [Staxigoe], 20th Nov. `The JANE, Kirkwall, from Wick, stranded in Sinclair's Bay 12th ult., was got off yesterday, and carried to Akkergill [Ackergill] Harbor.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7713, London, Saturday November 24 1838.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7330).

The map sheet and quasi-administrative area assigned to this record are arbitrary, being derived from the reported location of discovery of wreckage. Kiess or Keiss Bay is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably on account of her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 September 2005.

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