Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- Publication of "Sketches and Short Stories of Scotland and the Scotch, and Shetland and the Shetlanders", by Catherine Sinclair.
The Maria (1859), a schooner laden with stockfish, of Bilbao, Spain, from Christiansand/Christiansund, Norway for Santander, Spain wrecked between the Brethren and Green Holm north of Lerwick. All of the crew were saved.
The Achilles, a ship in ballast, of and from Bremen, Germany, for New Orleans, Louisiana U.S.A. was run ashore, believed to have been at the Bay of Scousburgh, Dunrossness, during a storm with all her sails blown from the yards except the foresail. All of the crew were saved, and the vessel was later refloated and towed to Peterhad, Scotland to be broken up in July.
Author and publisher Thomas Manson was born.