WRECKS ON THE COUNTY DOWN COAST.
SEVERAL LIVES LOST.
On Tuesday night a violent gale prevailed over the north of Ireland and a great deal of damage has been done to shipping on the County Down coast. Several vessels went ashore and last night they had nearly all gone to pieces.
On Tuesday morning eight or nine coal laden vessels left Maryport for various ports in the north of Ireland. One of them was the schooner Clara owned by W.M.Barkley of Belfast and bound for that port. About six o'clock the Clara took the shore on M'Cammon Rock near Portaferry a short distance from where the emigrant ship Wild Deer struck a few weeks ago.
The crew were six in number and all except one were lost. Their names are Graham Skelton master John Barron mate Samuel Humphreys, Michael D.Culleia, John Phillips and James M`Dowell, seamen. The last named was saved. Yesterday evening Skelton's body was washed ashore but none of the others have come to land. The Clara has broken up.
Glasgow Herald ,Thursday, February 8,1883