MHG61491 - 1st class Zulu wooden fishing boat - Loch Fleet


Remains of a 1st class Zulu wooden fishing boat, Loch Fleet

Type and Period (1)

  • WRECK (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Report in Northern Times May 12th 1995.
"Embo fishing fleet, after the war (1914-18) due to so many not returning and the migration of the herring that the boats constituting the fleet were taken round to loch Fleet and burned?". Memory of Richard Easson, Tain

As part of the Scotland’s Coastal Heritage at Risk Project (SCHARP) in 2014, a survey was carried out of a boat graveyard at Loch Fleet in partnership with the North of Scotland Archaeological Society (NoSAS) and the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS).

Vessel I. Remains of a 1st class Zulu fishing vessel, visible as a line of 19 port side floors/frames (oak) in situ protruding from the mud of the foreshore, with a raked stern post standing to a height of 0.8m at one end and the base of the stem at the other end. The detached stem post lies adjacent with one rams horn visible. The stern post (oak) is in situ; its angle indicates that this was a Zulu, and three gudgeons survive on the post. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7978 9497 (13m by 13m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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