MHG49091 - Unknown: Sandwood, North Minch


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (17/11/2005)
NC26NW 8005 c. 22 65
N58 32 W5 3

Possibly on map sheet NC26SW.

NLO: Sandwood Bay [name centred NC 225 662]
Sandwood Loch [name centred NC 228 642]
Sandwood [name: NC 220 641]
Cape Wrath [name: NC 256 750].

See also NC27NE 8023.

Cape Wrath, 24th Oct. `An Inverness schooner, with wool, from Little Ferry, is on shore at Sandford [Sandwood]: master and one of the crew drowned.'
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 9872, London, Monday November 3 1845.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8014).

Sandford is not noted as such near Cape Wrath on the 1996 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map. The entry presumably describes a stranding at Sandwood.
The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting her successful recovery.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 November 2004.

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Grid reference Centred NC 21 65 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC26NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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