MHG61493 - Wooden fishing boat - Loch Fleet

Summary

Remains of a 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 K. Remains of a wooden fishing boat. A central timber (probably keel or keelson) with 8 frames lying on west side, and 7 on east side. The outer ends of the frames show an upward curve. More elements may survive buried in the beach sediment. Scatter of stones around the timbers are likely the remains of ballast from the vessel. <1>

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7978 9499 (13m by 13m)
Map sheet NH79SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DORNOCH

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