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|Jane and Margaret||British||Co Wicklow||1837|
|Jane and Margaret :|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at St Johns New Brunswick|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Brig|
|Wreck Location||Arklow Bank Co Wicklow|
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LOSS OF TWO HUNDRED LIVES - THE JANE AND MARGARET - LIVERPOOL, FEB. 18TH 1837
The Jane and Margaret, Haker, for New-York, having on board about 200 steerage passengers, besides several cabin passengers, including ladies, left Liverpool by the morning tide on the 6th inst. She was a stout vessel, built in British America.
Yesterday the Captain of the Wakefield, a small schooner from Charleston, arrived here, and states that on the 14th inst, while bearing N.W. by N. about twenty miles from Wicklow, in Ireland, he passed the wreck of an Americal vessel about 500 tons burden, the mainmast broken on the deck, the mainyard lying across the deck, and the vessel completely shattered.
There was no one on board. He saw a large quantity of pillows, beds, and bedding floating on the water He picked up a quantity of the lower deck planks and part of the cross trees attached to the upper part of the gallows, painted yellow, about eight feet long. He also picked up a trunk, with brass letters engraven on it, and a deal box, marked with brass letters engraven on it, and a deal box, marked "E" (in a diamond,) "683," together with several other articles, which had floated from the wreckand it is to be feared that of the whole passengers and crew who left Liverpool on board of her, not one has been left to record the history of their sufferings.
This melancholy conclusion derives additional strength from the fact that, had any one escaped from the wreck, intelligence would have been made to some of the various agents for Lloyds stationed along the Irish coast, but that establishment here has received no Intimation of the kind, and is compelled reluctantly to believe that the unfortunate 200 souls who embarked on board of the Jane and Margaret have found a watery grave.
|Record Created on 27/01/2009|
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