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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Water Witch   British  Blackwater Bank Wexford  1838 

Water Witch : 
Owner W . Newby 
Flag British  Builder Built at Maryport 
Port Maryport  Build Date 1833 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 245 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Snow  
Super Structure
Wreck Location  Blackwater Bank Wexford 
Date Lost 06/01/1838  Captain W . Newby 
Cause Ran aground  Crew Lost  
Position 52.26 N / 06.10 W  Passengers Lost   
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On Saturday morning last there being a dense fog, and the wind blowing a stiff gale from the S.S.W. at the time the fine Brig Waterwitch of Whitehaven, Newby 400 tons bound from Liverpool to Barbadoes, struck on the Blackwater bank and sunk on her beam ends.

The long boat was carried away from her fastnings and one of the men dashed in to it by a succeeding wave who was thus providentially saved, as the boat was soon after washed ashore near courtown harbour All hands made the land in safely in an other boat and Mr W Powell is actively engaged in saving the cargo.

If Government and Lloyds longer defer the consideration of a safety Harbour on our south coast and a floating light in the north Bay , let the Consequences be on their heads

Wexford Independent January 1838

Record Created on  10/12/2008
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