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|Jacob Pennell||American||Carnsore Point Co Wexford||1846|
|Jacob Pennell :|
|Ship type||Sail Vessel||Dimensions||| ||
|Ships Role||Rigging Style|
|Wreck Location||Carnsore Point Co Wexford|
|Date Lost||01/03/1846||Captain||Capt Martin|
|Cause||Driven a shore in a gale||Crew Lost|
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SHIPWRECK - FORTUNATE ESCAPE OF THE CREW.
The following letter has been received from the Lieutenant Stone R.N., Inspecting Commander of the Coast Guard at Wexford :-
Sir I beg leave to inform you that the American ship Jacob Pennell 547 tons Mathew Martin master from Brunswick Main United States laden with cotton and bound to Liverpool consigned to Penswell Whiterby, stuck on the rocks near Carnsore Point about 10h. 30m, p.m on the 21st inst.
It was then very thick and blowing a perfect gale with a very heavy sea so that nothing could be done to save the lives of the crew 15 in number until daylight on which occasion William Pope the chief boatman in charge of Carnsore station had Dennett's rockets brought to the spot and succeeded in sending a line to the vessel by which means the whole of the crew were saved the master in a very exhausted state.
Four rockets were expended on the occasion, and it is acknowledged by all persons present that there was no chance of saving the crew except by the above means as no boat could be launched. The vessel is a total wreck but the great part of her cargo will be saved provided the wind continues to the southward.
Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Thursday, February 26,1846
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