Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
The German barque Lessing left Bremerhaven for her maiden voyage to New York. The Lessing wrecked on the east coast of Fair Isle at Klavers Geo in a foggy night five days later. All 465 passengers and crew (among them 69 youth and 27 babies) were safely brought ashore with the help of local fishermen.
The Sarah Brown, a sail smack, drove from anchor in Lerwick Harbour during a WNW gale and went ashore on rocks at the North Ness.
Steamer service to the the North Isles of Shetland started.
The nameboard of a vessel, the Mayflower, registered in Newcastle, England, reported washed ashore at Maywick, Dunrossness. The fate of this vessel is otherwise unknown.