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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Mary   British  Clonakilty Co Cork  1838 

Mary : 
Owner J.Fletcher 
Flag British  Builder Built in Liverpool 
Port Liverpool  Build Date 1813 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 363 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo Ship  Rigging Style Barque  
Super Structure
Wreck Location Ring Clonakilty Co Cork 
Date Lost 27/11/1838  Captain George Smith 
Cause Driven Ashore in a Gale  Crew Lost  
Position 51.35 N / 08.50 W  Passengers Lost   
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Wreck of the Mary of Liverpool. -
This vessel stranded off Ring near Clonakilty in the gale of Tuesday week. The Mary was a fine vessel of 368 tons burthen commanded by Captain George Smith was bound from Maranham in South America for Liverpool had on board 17 hands all of whom are saved and a very valuable cargo consisting amongst other articles, of between four hundred and five hundred bundles of sarsaparilla, 50 barrels of balsam capivi, 40 or 50 casks of India rubber, Isinglass, 20 bales of cotton.

When first seen off the land, the vessel was completely dismasted the sea breaking over her with great violence. By the exertions of several gentlemen in the neighborhood particularly the Messrs Lucas, Gallwey, and Crofts the master and crew were got off safely. In the course of the day she went to pieces and the destruction of property by the country people from that moment is represented as being enormous very little of the cargo being saved.

The Era (London, England) Sunday, December 9, 1838

Record Created on  11/02/2009
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