MHG48812 - Marys: Bay Of Achininver, Atlantic


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • CRAFT (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

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NMRS Report: (28/09/2005)
NC56SE 8011 c. 58 62
N58 31 W4 26

NLO: Tongue Bay [name centred NC 60 61]
Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Achininver [name: NC 570 649]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Thurso, 1st Jan. `The MARYS, from Shields to Liverpool, was totally wrecked 1st instant, about 40 miles to the Westward of this place; crew saved.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9306, London, Monday January 8 1844.
NMRS, MS/829/71 (no. 7823).

No classification specified: cargo cited as wheat, and date of loss as 1 January 1844). Marys: this vessel was wrecked in Bay of Achininver, 40 miles West of Thurso. Capt. Robertson. Registration: Newcsatle.
(Location of loss cited as N58 33.0 W4 27.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The Bay of Achininver is not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The name presumably applies to the small but clearly-defined inlet to the NE of the settlement of Achininver, which lies inland. This inlet is situated to the W of Tongue Bay.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 September 2005.

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Grid reference Centred NC 575 652 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC56NE

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