MHG50062 - Medora: Glenelg Bay, Sound Of Sleat


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SCHOONER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (29/11/2006 17:51:40)
NG81NW 8006 c. 803 198
N57 13 W5 38.3

NLO: Glenelg Bay [name: NG 803 198].

Possibly on map sheet NG82SW.

See also NG25SW 8007 and NG29NW 8019.

Corry by Broadford, (Isle of Skye), 8th Oct. The gale of the 3rd Oct., occasioned much damage among the fishing craft on this coast. The following vessels are also reported on shore, and damaged: at Glenelg Bay, West coast of Invernesshire, the MEDORA (schr.), of and from Inverness, for Glasgow, with staves. At Loch Dunvegan, in this island, the MARY (sloop), of Kirkcudbright, bound to that Loch with salt from Liverpool: and at the Sound of Scalpay, in this island, the sloop GEORGE & JANE, of Dumfries, partly loaded with herrings. [Record received incomplete].
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 9926).

(Classified as schooner, with cargo of staves: date of loss cited as 3 October 1860). Medora: this vessel stranded at Glenelg, Skye. Registration: Inverness.
(Location of loss cited as N57 15.0 W5 40.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

It remains unclear whether or not this vessel was successfully refloated.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 November 2006.

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Grid reference Centred NG 802 198 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG81NW

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