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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Lucy   British  Liscannor Co Clare  1845 

Lucy : 
Owner John Heughan, Glencaple. 
Flag British  Builder Built at Ayr Point, Wales 
Port Dumfries  Build Date 1838 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 110 / 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions 67 ft | 18 ft | 10 ft
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Schooner  
Super Structure
 
Hull
 
Machinery
 
 
Wreck Location Monastary Point Liscannor Co Clare 
Date Lost 02/04/1845  Captain John Anderson 
Cause Foundered  Crew Lost
Position   Passengers Lost   
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History

Shipwreck and Loss or life

During the storm of Wednesday sennight a vessel laden with wheat was wrecked near the point called Monastery at Moher in the west of this county. The captain with five men, were on board all of whom have been lost

From papers that were picked up on the sea it is thought the vessel was bound for Greenock or that the Captains family resided there. At the time of the occurrence the vessel was not more than three or four hundred yards from shore but owing to the darkness of the night and strong wind blowing from the S.W. it was in vein to expect assistance.After being dismasted she sunk within view of the land where she lies.

It is likely that the parts of the wreck referred to in the following communication belonged to the vessel Some fragments of a vessel with the greater part of the mainmast were thrown in at Liscannor in the west of this county, on Thursday night and Friday morning. The word Lucy, painted an a portion of the timber would induce to the belief that such was the name of the vessel

Clare Journal. April 1845

 

 
Record Created on  14/12/2008
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