MHG48726 - Oscar: Keiss Links, Sinclair's Bay, North Sea


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (15/05/2007 09:17:49)
ND35NW 8005 c. 34 58
N58 30 W3 8

NLO: Keiss [name: ND 347 612]
Keiss Links [name centred ND 338 590]
Sinclair's Bay [name centred ND 37 56].

Possibly on map sheets ND36SW or ND36SE.

Formerly entered as ND35NE 8025.

Wick, 22nd Oct. `The OSCAR, McLeod, of Stornaway (laden with herrings) was stranded in Sinclair's Bay this morning; she has seven feet water in her hold; part of the cargo has been landed, and it is expected the whole will be saved.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7688, London, Friday October 26 1838.

Staxigo [Staxigoe], 29th Nov. `The OSCAR, stranded in Sinclair's Bay, has gone to pieces.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 7720, London, Monday December 3 1838.

NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7335).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of herring: date of loss cited as 22 October 1838). Oscar: this vessel stranded on Keiss Sands. Capt. McLeod.
Registration: Stornoway. Built 1822. 93 tons burthern. Length: 18m. Beam: 5m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 32.0 W3 7.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Keiss Sands are not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name probably applies to the extensive sandy area of Keiss Links, which extend along the western side of Sinclair's Bay between about ND 342 602 and ND 338 580.
The classification and cargo cited by Whittaker remain unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 September 2005.

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Grid reference ND 34 57 (point)
Map sheet ND35NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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