Harris Fishing Heritage Project 2007

 

 

     VESSEL

DATE

COMMENTS

Sarah

1720

From Whitehaven. Cargo of tar.

Nancy

1787?

Brigantine

Rhine

1812

From Skye to Liverpool

Aid

1819

From Riga to Londonderry. Cargo of flax. Struck rock out of harbour

Pacific

1823

From Limerick to Liverpool. Stranded at Scalpay

Molly

1826

Sank near lighthouse.

Robert Garden

1828

Schooner

          ?

1836

Capsized.

Harmony

1839

Schooner. From Wick to Ireland.

Hope

1839

Ran ashore on Scalpay

Vino

1839

Struck rocks off Scalpay

Methven Castle

1840

Schooner. From Stettin to Liverpool. Struck Sgeir Graidich.

Paulina

1840

Barque. From Danzig to Belfast. Struck rock off Scalpay.

          ?

1843

Brigantine. Struck (?)Sgeir Graidich off Scalpay

          ?

1847

Russian. Cargo of tallow & iron. Struck rocks off Scalpay

Ketty

1847

Sank east of Scalpay

          ?

1850

Cargo of timber. Found with stern and cabin burnt.

Lawrence O’Connor Doyle

1850

Schooner. Struck rock 6 miles off Scalpay.

Frederick Aae

1861

Schooner. From Montreal. Cargo of flour. Wreckage on W Scalpay.

Courier

1862

Cargo of timber. Driven from anchor at Scalpay.

Labuan

1864

Steamship. From Liverpool to Cronstadt. Cargo of cotton and coal. Struck sunken rock Lag na Laire near Scalpay.

Columba

1866

From Liverpool to Stavanger. Cargo of salt. Dismasted in harbour.

Harmony

1866

Schooner. Stranded off Scalpay.

Concordia

1878

Barque. From Liverpool to Cronstadt. Cargo of salt. Sank near lighthouse.

George & Jane

1884

Sloop. Cargo of herrings. Sank off Sound of Scalpay.

Abstainer

1884

Brigantine. From Larg to Newcastle. Cargo of limestone. Struck sunken rock off  Scalpay.

Minerva

1884

Steamship. From Runcorn to Lerwick. Cargo of salt. Struck Sgeir Graidich.

St Clair

1885

Wooden lugger. Fishing.

Valkyrien

1888

Wooden barque. From Greenock to Christiania. Cargo of coal. Sank between Shiant Isles and Scalpay. 

Johanna

1907

Steamship. Cargo of coal. Sank NE of Scalpay.

Heather Bell

1910

Smack. Cargo of salt and barrels. Stranded near new pier in Scalpay.

Milton

1922

Steam drifter. Cargo of cured herrings. Sank E of east Tarbert pier.

Parkmore

1929

Steam trawler (Oban)

Tolsa

1935

Steamship. Struck Sgeir Graidich off Scalpay

Headway

1941

Wooden steam drifter.

Thomas Altoft

1947

Steam trawler (Fleetwood). Struck Sgeir Graidich off Scalpay.

Cretetree

1953?

Concrete collier built 1919.

Etna

1954

Steamship. Struck Sgeir Inoe off Scalpay.

Boston Heron

1962

Steam trawler. Struck Sgeir Stilamair off Scalpay

Oliver Guite

1972

Steam trawler.

Golf Star

1995

Motor vessel. Stranded off Scalpay.

 

List of wrecks off Scalpay. For further detail see sources:

 

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 

Whittaker, I.G. 1998.  Off Scotland: A Comprehensive Record of Maritime and Aviation Losses in Scottish Waters. Edinburgh: C-ANNE Publishing