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|Venilia||British||Ballyferris Point Co Down||1860|
|Flag||British||Builder||Built Nova Scotia|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Coaster||Rigging Style||Brigantine|
|Wreck Location||Ballyferris Point Co Down|
|Date Lost||26/01/1860||Captain||Wm.Neill M'Mahon|
|Cause||Driven Ashore||Crew Lost||11|
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THE LOSS OF THE VENILIA.
The Venilia one of the six vessels wrecked as already stated in the News-Letter in the snow storm on Thursday night last between Ballyferris and the Copelands was owned by Captain Wm.M'Mahon of this town. His eldest son Wm.Neill M'Mahon who was master was only twenty-two years of age and had been twice at Australia and On One Voyage round the world in the Hibernia with his father and afterwards three years in the same vessel as third and second mate with captain Copeland during which time he had been in India China and up the Persian Gulf. On his return he passed the Marine Board for a mate's certificate after which he made one voyage to the United States in that capacity.
His father then persuaded him to go master of this vessel and get acquainted with the Channel and also to fill up his servitude to enable him to take out a master's certificate for the foreign trade but unfortunately he and ten more lost their lives not ten miles from Bangor in which place he was born. He was a sober honest and industrious young man and is deeply regretted by all who knew him The vessel struck about 5 P.M. on Thursday evening.
The Belfast News-Letter, Monday, January 30, 1860
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