|Total Records: 1|
|Guiding Star||British||Kilkee Co Clare||1888|
|Guiding Star :|
|Flag||British||Builder||T & J Clemens Newquay Cornwall|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||80 | 21 | 9.8|
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Schooner|
|Wreck Location||Kilkee Co Clare|
|Cause||Driven ashore||Crew Lost|
|Position||52.41 N / 09.39 W||Passengers Lost|
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" Guiding Star of Padstow Captain Retherway which sailed from Liverpool on the 4th of April for Iceland arrived off the Island on the 14th when a violent hurricane arose lasting from then till the 18th .Her decks were swept of everything movable the fresh water was lost all the provisions were spoiled and the boat smashed to pieces , was driven by the fury of the gale hundreds of miles into the Atlantic.
Part of the cargo was thrown overboard and the ships bulwarks were all carried away The vessel was at last run before the wind and reached kilkee County Clare on Monday , where it was brought to an anchor in a dangerous position .
The chain breaking away she was dragged on to a reef, where she now lies a total wreck The crew were taken off by the Coast Guard lifeboat when in a perilous position as the seas were washing over the wreck at the time . "
Liverpool Mercury Wednesday April 25 1888
|Record Created on 07/12/2008|
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