WRECK OFF CAPE CLEAR.
TELEGRAM FROM OUR CORRMPONDENT
The Leyland steamer Illyrian owner Mr. Frederick Leyland Liverpool bound from Liverpool to New York went on the rocks under Cape Clear lighthouse last night. The crew and Passengers were saved, but the vessel Will become a total wreck.
The Illyrian was one of the smallest boats of the Leyland Line and commanded by Captain Farquhar. Her registered tonnage does not exceed 2,000 tons. She sailed from Liverpool to Boston on the 14th and experienced some dense and foggy Weather in the Channel but all went well until about four miles from this harbour when she struck on the rocks underneath Cape Clear lighthouse.
Her crew consisted of sixty eight men and it is satisfactory to note that all escaped with their lives in the boats. The vessel has completely rolled over on her side and beyond all doubt will become a total wreck.
The captain and Crew are at present at Baltimore with Mr Swanton Lloyd's agent and are awaiting the instructions of her owners. It may be stated that this is a sister vessel of the Bohemian which was wrecked at Barley Cove off this coast some time ago.
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), Saturday, May 17, 1884