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Total Records: 1
Name Nationality Location Date Lost
Sunbeam   British  Glenbeigh Co. Kerry   27/01/1904 

Sunbeam :  
Owner John Walters, Exmouth 
Flag British  Builder John Walters, Exmouth 
Port Dublin  Build Date 1860 
Official No 21781  Material Wood 
Lloyds Register   Tonnage Net/Gross 84  
Launched   Dimensions in ft 79 | 19.5 | 
Ship Type Sail Vessel  Rigging Style Schooner  
Ships Role Coaster  Funnels  
Engine
 
Super Structure
 
Owner and Registration History
Owned by her builder John Walters up to 1874, Registered at Exeter. 1874 sold to Richard Kearon of Arklow and registered in Dublin. 
 
Location Rossbeigh Beach Glenbeigh Co. Kerry  
Date Lost 27/01/1904  Captain  
Cause Driven Ashore  Crew Lost  
Position   Passengers Lost  
Google Map Location
 
 
History

Schooner Sunbeam at Rossbeigh Beach Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

Schooner Sunbeam. A Wooden Schooner Built in 1860 by Walters in Exmouth. She was owned by her Builder up to 1874 and was then bought by Richard Kearon of Arklow. In January 1904 when on a Voyage from Kinvara to Cork she was driven ashore in a storm and wrecked with no loss of life.

 

After the storm early January 2014 the remnants of the Sunbeam have moved and she is now lying fully exposed some distance from her original position. The Sunbeam has been an attraction for photographers for many years it may no longer be as photogenic as hitherto but lets hope some one takes an interest and preserves the remnants.

I note from no less then 36 photographers and news websites with copyright tags stuck to all their own work, borrowed my little piece of history above with out mention or link back.

 

Schooner Sunbeam at Rossbeigh Beach Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

 
Record Created on  12/08/2009
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