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|Thomas & Mary||British||Garron Point Co Antrim||1852|
|Thomas & Mary :|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Coaster||Rigging Style||Sloop|
|Wreck Location||Garron Point Co Antrim|
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LOSS OF THE SLOOP THOMAS AND MARY OF BELFAST.
- ON Saturday morning the 18th instant the above vessel sailed from Lamlash in the Island of Arran in Scotland bound for Belfast having a crew of three hands and a general cargo on board.
The wind was fair and everything went on well till after passing the Castle Light when she sprang a leak which not withstanding the utmost exertions of the crew at the pump increased upon them. They hoisted all sail and ran before the wind hoping to get into some port on the Irish coast ; And when off the Point of Garron abut half-past three o'clock that afternoon she went right down. Fortunately as she was sinking the boat which was on deck floated and the three men sprang into her having but one oar which they immediately lost and were driven by the wind and tide past Turnamona Head.
In this fearful extremity they tore up one of the seats of the boat which they endeavored to guide her with. They were at length between six and seven o'clock p.m, driven into a little creek called Port Seally when unfortunately the boat swamped and they were all washed out. The night was dark and the surge raged about them depriving them of every ray of hope.
Providentially however the master and one of the hands were driven on shore in an exhausted state but melancholy to relate the other poor fellow, Denis M'Laughlin of the Waterfoot Red Bay was lost. His body was washed ashore the next day greatly bruised and disfigured by dashing against the rocks. An inquest was held on the body on Tuesday by Alexander Markham, Esq, coroner and a respectable jury when a verdict of "Found drowned" was recorded.- Belfast Whig.
The Standard, London, Saturday, December 25,1852
The Belfast Shipping Register Lists a vessel from 1844 to 1856 Thomas & Mary 35-T Coaster Owned by J & P Murray Red Bay ? , A note in 1856 say's she was lost in 1855.
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