MHG48811 - Regatta: Keiss Links, 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: (15/05/2007 09:18:11)
ND35NW 8007 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 8026.

Wick, 10th Sept. `The REGATTA, Martin, from St. Petersburg to Belfast, came ashore on Kirss [Keiss] Sands this morning; she has unshipped her rudder, has 8 feet water in her hold, and is expected to receive further damage, as the wind is strong from SSE.¿
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9208, London, Thursday September 14 1843.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7794).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Kirss or 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 loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), presumably suggesting her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 September 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 34 57 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND35NW
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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