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|Mystery||British||Tramore Co Waterford||1847|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built at Conwy|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Cargo Ship||Rigging Style||Brig|
|Wreck Location||Tramore Co Waterford|
|Cause||Ran ashore||Crew Lost|
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SHIPWRECK IN TRAMORE BAY
The Evening Post contains the following;- "A brief, and some what incorrect, account of the wreck of the brig Mystery having appeared in the local papers, a more correct one, which we have received from a gentleman residing near Tramore may not be uninteresting to our readers.
On Thursday morning the 16th inst, this vessel bound from the Black Sea to the Port of Galway laden with Indian corn was unfortunately stranded about the centre of the strand. Immediately after she struck her crew consisting of the Master Captain Williams seven men and a boy took to the rigging in consequence of the tremendous surge for which this bay is so fatally remarkable in bad weather one of the first breakers having carried away their boat.
They remained in this perilous situation until about three o'clock when they were rescued by two small boats manned by six fishermen in each who regardless of their own lives rowed bravely through the awful breakers and brought every soul safe on shore amidst the cheers of hundreds who were witnessing the scene.
It is said, by some of the old inhabitants that the sea was at the time running as high as when the Sea Horse transport was wrecked about the same place in 1816 when 300 men and 70 women and children perished.
It is to be hoped that these poor men will be rewarded for their bravery in saving those nine lives at the imminent risk of their own. The vessel in the course of the next morning completely upset and went to pieces.
Morning Chronicle (London, England), Friday, December 24, 1847
|Record Created on 16/06/2009|
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