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- Edition: October 23, 1902 October 23, 1902
THE SHIPPING CASUALTIES ON
THE WEST COAST.
Messrs. GORDON and Sons, Annalong, County Down, owners of the Ketch Aid, on Thursday received a telegram stating that the vessel, which left that port on Tuesday, bound for Barrow with a cargo of granite foundered during Wednesday’s gale fifteen miles North-West of St. Bees Head, Cumberland, The crew, three in number, took to their boats, and after some hours’ terrible experience were picked up by a passing steamer.
On Friday night Captain HEUGHAN, master of the Petrel, a small coal trading vessel, which arrived from Belcarry, reported at the Custom House having seen a wreck, apparently that of a sailing vessel, on Robin Ridd sandbank, about three miles N. W. W. of Maryport. Two masts and sails were visible above the water. It is supposed that the wreck is that of the schooner Fomelhant, which left Carnarvon for Silloth about the same time as the schooner Thomas. If this is so the crew have undoubtedly perished.