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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Guiding Star   British  Kilkee Co Clare  1888 

Guiding Star : 
Flag British  Builder T & J Clemens Newquay Cornwall 
Port Padstow  Build Date 1879 
Official No 80406  Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 100 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 80 | 21 | 9.8
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Kilkee Co Clare 
Date Lost 25/04/1888  Captain Retherway 
Cause Driven ashore  Crew Lost  
Position 52.41 N / 09.39 W  Passengers Lost   
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Guiding Star

" 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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