MHG49889 - Mary: Pentland Firth


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (04/05/2007 13:39:37)
ND35SE 8123 c. 37 50
N58 26 W3 5

NLO: Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506]
Wick [name: ND 362 508].

Formerly entered as ND35SE 8108 at cited location ND c. 37 50 [N58 26 W3 5], and also as ND37SE 8042 at ND c. 36 73
[N58 38 W3 6].

Wick, 23rd Mar. The MARY (sloop), of Inverness, Robertson, from Thurso to Wick, to load meal for Ullapool, missed stays in making for the harbour last night, went on shore at Cairndhuna, where she still lies much damaged, and it is believed when the tide makes she will go to pieces: crew saved.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 12,791, London, Tuesday March 27 1855.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9116).

(Classified as sloop, in ballast: date of loss cited as 22 March 1855). Mary: this vessel stranded at Cairnhuna, and was expected to become a wreck. Capt. Robertson.
Registration: Inverness. Built 1821. 20 tons burthern. Length: 11m. Beam: 4m.
(Location of loss cited as N58 38.0 W3 10.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The location and map sheet assigned to this record are essentially tentative, being derived from those assigned to ND35SE 8024. The location of Cairndhuna cannot be established from the available map evidence.
An alternative location within the Pentland Firth may be suggested for this loss. The Ness of Huna is at ND 363 738
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 4 May 2007.

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Grid reference Centred ND 36 49 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND34NE
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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