Schooner – Weymouth. LARN, VLI – Refs. BOT: USC. 1860 p610-611 & DCC:03/01/1860

DCC:03/01/1860 “The Gale of Wednesday Night – During the gale that raged on Wednesday night two vessels have become wrecks, at least for the present they may be put down so, though there is a shadow of a chance of one being got off. The first we will notice is the ship IRENE, either a Swedish or Norwegian craft, laden with timber for Bristol, which struck on the extreme end of the Portland Breakwater, damaging the two end piles, and resulting in the entire destruction of the vessel and the loss of the Cowes pilot, who was in command, the captain and crew fortunately being saved. The rapacity of an individual living on the coast is likely to bring him into trouble, as he was found next morning by the Coast Guard removing in a wholesale manner portions of the cargo which had been washed ashore. The other vessel was the HARRIET, a billy-boy belonging to Hull, in ballast from France, which, at an early hour in the evening, drifted broadside on to the rocks near the old castle, known as Sandsfoot Castle, the three men composing the crew, and a female, fortunately being rescued. During the last few days the sea has given up and deposited on the shores large quantities of materials, supposed to be a portion of the IRENE and cargo, the destruction of which vessel was caused by her coming in contact with the Portland Breakwater on Wednesday evening. On Monday afternoon Mr. Pothceary submitted to public competition the hull and remains of the HARRIET, of Hull, wrecked on Wednesday night. The hull was purchased by Mr. S. Simmonds, of Weymouth, for £11 – l0s, the gear commanding good prices. See IRENE.

Day of Loss: 6

Month of Loss: 12

Year of Loss: 1860



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