MHG54408 - Treasure: Loch Linnhe


The site of stranding of a wooden lugger near Salachan Point, Argyll on 8 December 1912.

Type and Period (2)

  • WRECK? (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
  • LUGGER (Unknown date)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NM64NW 8022 c. 60 46
N56 33 W5 54
NLO: Fort William [name: NN 105 740]
Loch Linnhe [name centred NM 86 47].
(Classified as wooden lugger, in ballast: date of loss cited as 8 December 1912). Treasure: this vessel stranded near Salachan Point, Argyll.
Registration: Inverness. Built 1902. 53 tons unspecified.
(Location of loss cited as N55 40.00 W5 50.00).
I G Whittaker 1998.
The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Salachan Point is not noted as such on the 2000 edition of the OS 1:50,000 map but the name probably refers to the headland adjacent to Camas Shalachain [name: NM 612 466], on the N shore of the Sound of Mull.
This location falls within Morvern, which has traditionally been considered as part of Argyll, and fell within that county.
The unverified location of loss that is cited by Whittaker falls offshore, W of Gigha.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 9 March 2010. <1>

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Grid reference NM 5999 4599 (point) Approximate. Point generated from 2011 NMRS download data
Map sheet NM54NE
Geographical Area MARITIME

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