MHG49127 - Mary And Joseph: Thurso Sands, Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (04/05/2007 11:41:41)
ND16NW 8049 c. 117 687
N58 35.9 W3 31.2

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 687]
Thurso Bay [name centred ND 115 699]
Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Possibly on map sheets ND17SW or ND26NW 8004.

Thurso, 2nd Sept. The MARY & JOSEPH, Loway, from Peterhead to Dublin, was driven on the sands this morning, but is not much damaged: cargo discharging.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,443, London, Monday September 6 1847.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8200).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of herring: date of loss cited as 1 September 1847). Mary & Joseph: this vessel was wrecked to the West of [the] Thurso River. Capt. Lowry.
Registration: Derryhaven, IOM.
(Location of loss cited as N58 36.0 W3 31.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location assigned to this loss is essentially tentative. Thurso Sands or Sands of Thurso are not noted as such on the 1999 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map, but the name may apply to the area of sand that is depicted in front of (and to the N of) the town, and to the W of the mouth of the Thurso River.
The classification and cargo cited by Whittaker remain unverified.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 November 2005.

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Grid reference Centred ND 117 687 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND16NW

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