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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Saracen   Americian  Rathlin Island Co Antrim  1847 

Saracen : 
Flag Americian  Builder Built at Massachusetts 
Port   Build Date 1828 
Official No   Material Wood 
    Tonnage nrt/grt 388 
Ship type Sail Vessel  Dimensions  |  | 
Ships Role  Cargo / Passenger  Rigging Style Full Rigged Ship  
Super Structure
Wreck Location West shore of Rathlin Island Co Antrim 
Date Lost 19/07/1847  Captain Hawkins 
Cause Ran aground  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost   
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Loss of the Saracen

The packet ship Saracen Captain Hawkins from New York to Glasgow was stranded on the west end of the island of Rathlin on the Irish coast during a thick fog on Monday the 19th current. Fortunately the passengers and crew together with a part of the cargo were saved but from the severity of the gale experienced in that quarter on Thursday there is reason to fear she will become a total wreck.

Glasgow Herald (Glasgow, Scotland), Monday, July 26, 1847
Record Created on  11/05/2009
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