Archibald: Big Scare, Luce Bay, Solway Firth
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandAlternative Name(s)
SCARE ROCKS; LITTLE SCARES ROCK; 'ON THE BIG SCAURS ROCKS, AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE BAY OF LUCE'; ARCHIBALDCanmore ID
BARQUE (19TH CENTURY)County
MARITIME - DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAYCouncil
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAYNGR
NX 258 332Latitude, Longitude
NX23SE 8004 c. 263 344
N54 40.5 W4 41.7
NLO: Big Scare [name: NX 258 332]
Scares [name: NX 266 337]
Little Scares [name: NX 263 344]
Luce Bay [name centred NX 20 45].
Location formerly entered as NX 2630 3450 (N54 40.5 W4 41.6), and also as NX c. 263 344 [N54 40.5 W4 41.7].
Stranraer, 30th Jan. The barque ARCHIBALD, of Memel, was wrecked on the Big Scaurs [Big Scare] rocks, at the entrance of the Bay of Luce, 27th inst.: chief mate and two seamen saved: the master and seven men took to the long boat, but no account of their safety has reached this place as yet.
Source: The Marine List, LL, No. 10,881, London, Thursday February 1 1849.
NMRS, MS/829/72 (no. 8480).
(Classified as barque, in ballast: date of loss cited as 27 January 1849). Archibald: this vessel was wrecked on Little Scares Rock, Luce Bay.
Registration: Memel. 400 tons [unspecified].
(Location of loss cited as N54 40.50 W4 41.50).
I G Whittaker 1998.
The location of loss that is cited by Whittaker is at variance with that cited in the primary account. The latter is preferred.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 26 October 2009.