MHG50194 - Sampson: Staffin Bay, Trotternish, Skye, North Minch


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Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK (Undated)
  • SLOOP (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NMRS Report: (28/12/2006 13:52:05)
NG46NE 8001 c. 48 69
N57 38 W6 13

NLO: Staffin Bay [name centred NG 481 691].

Corry, by Broadford, 8th Oct. The SAMPSON (sloop), of Glasgow, with stones and timber, has been put ashore in Loch Staffin [Staffin Bay], on the East coast, and has become a total wreck: part of the timber has been landed in a damaged state.
Source: LL, No. 16,691, London, Friday, October 11 1867.

Glasgow, 15th Oct. The SAMPSON (sloop), which was wrecked in Loch Staffin [Staffin Bay], Skye, 3rd Oct., belonged to Inverness, not to this place, as before reported, and was bound hence to Stenscholl.
Source: LL, No. 16,696, London, Thursday, October 17 1867.

NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 11294).

(Classified as sloop, with cargo of stones and timber: date of loss cited as 3 October 1867). Sampson: this vessel was wrecked in Loch Staffin [Staffin Bay], E side of Skye. Capt. McArthur. (On Staffa?).
Registration: Inverness. Built 1834. 53 tons burthern. Length: 16m. Beam: 4m.
(Location of loss cited as N57 38.5 W6 14.0).
I G Whittaker 1998.

The suggestion by Whittaker that this vessel was lost on Staffa may be discounted.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 December 2006.

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Grid reference Centred NG 47 68 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG46NE

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