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Story about the wrecking of the ship 'Racoon', 1873

Identifier: Coll-97/CW105/44

Scope and Contents

Story about the wrecking of the ship 'Racoon' which was sailing to Aberdeen with a cargo of slate but which drifted off course. The captain was Isaac Jones from Caernarfon, Wales. The six crew took to a small boat and were given help by people in Dunvegan North as they had 'no food nor wat[er] nor cloth[in]g' and were 'Drenched to the skin'.


  • Creation: 1873

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 92 folios ; 20.1 x 16.4 cm

Physical Location

folio 55v, line 1 to folio 55v, line 20

Related Materials

The National Archives ref. GB66 MT 10/65/H307/1874 - Board of Trade Harbour Department file on the vessel 'Racoon'.


Whittaker, Ian G.,Off Scotland (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 282.

Repository Details

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