MHG49093 - James: Canisbay, Pentland Firth


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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: (04/05/2007 09:02:01)
ND37SW 8011 unlocated

NLO: Canisbay [name: ND 348 721]
John o' Groats [name centred ND 385 727]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Formerly entered as ND37NW 8031 (unlocated).

Possibly on map sheet ND37SE.

Huna, 26th Dec. The JAMES, Calder, from Aberdeen to Thurso, got on the rocks at Conisbay [Canisbay], Pentland Frith [Firth], 26th inst.: crew, cargo, and materials saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,232, London, Thursday December 31 1846.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8128).

(No classification or cargo specified: date of loss cited as 26 December 1846). James: this vessel stranded on the rocks at Carisbay [Canisbay], Pentland Firth. Capt. Calder.
(Location of loss cited as N58 38.5 W3 8.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially arbitrary. Canisbay [name: ND 350 722] lies inland.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 November 2005.

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