We regret to be informed that the Ganges of Aberystwyth, John Jones, Master bound from Liverpool to this port laden with coal was run on board of on Friday night last inside Loop Head by the American Barque Carlotte of New York Captain St Jean and the schooner sunk in about twenty minutes after being struck. The lives of the crew were providentially saved by her larboard anchor hooking in one of the barque's stantions where it remained until she went down. The crew saved nothing whatever the master lost his watch, money and log-book and all the ship's papers. One man out of the barque fell overboard and was drowned.
Limerick Reporter Friday 29th December 1848
Ref : Aberaeron : The Community and Seafaring 1800-1900