Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Copper ore was discovered east of Sandlodge and at Garth's Ness near Quendale by Alexander Creighton. By the turn of the 19th Century, the laird, Grierson of Quendale, was offering for sale 1/128th shares, with a 60 year term, in a copper mine at Garth's Ness, for the sum of £200.00. An example of the share Certificates can be seen here.
- Captain W. Arthur Gibbon won the Post Office contract for a packet service to Shetland, from Aberdeen, with his vessel "Endeavour". The contract was for 12 round trips per year, for an annual fee of £60.
- Ollaberry Haa, Northmavine was built.
The De Vrou Anna Maria, a Greenlander laden with butter and oil, of and for Zaandam, The Netherlands from Greenland wrecked near Lerwick.
The Bonne Amie, a 'snow' (brig variant), laden with a mixed cargo of timber, glass and wheat, of Danzig, Prussia (now Gdansk, Poland), wrecked on a baa at the north side of the entrance to the East Voe of Quarff, either on this date or before or during 1760 (the available records are in dispute).