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From: Kinglyn <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 19:56:40 -0500
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The vessel "Jane" sailed from Limerick on April 3, 1847 carrying 201
passengers and arriving Quebec City on May 23,1847. One Passenger died at
sea.
Geo

wrote:

> VESSEL ON FIRE--LOSS OF LIFE.
>
> About 3 o'clock on Sunday morning it was
> discovered that the Jane, a schooner of Alderman
> Mulcahy's, and which had been on the Patent Slip for
> repairs, was on fire. The fire was subdued, but amongst
> those who assisted in this praiseworthy object--indeed,
> the second, we understand, who entered the burning
> vessel, was Thos. Smith, a youth of 18 years of age,
> and an apprentice of Mr. Bernard McNulty. He fell
> through the hatchway into the hold, a height of 16 feet,
> and his head coming in contact with the chain, he was
> killed on the spot. When the surgeon who attended him
> removed the scalp over the spot where he received the
> wound, the fractured piece of skull dropped out. His
> ribs were also broken, and he sustained other severe
> injuries. He has been since interred, and his father, who
> lives in Dublin, has arrived here in a state of distraction.
> Mr. M'Nulty speaks of the young man in the strongest
> terms of praise. He had been up reading in the factory at
> the time, and was attracted to the spot by the ringing of
> the fire bell. It is stated that an old woman who was in
> charge of the place made an effort to prevent his going
> out, but he pushed her aside, and said, even his mother
> should not prevent him. Thus did the noble youth fall a
> victim to his generous spirit.--Limerick Reporter.
>
> --The Cork Examiner, 6 February 1846
>
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> Dennis Ahern | Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Irish Maritime News
> Acton, Mass. | http://istg.rootsweb.com/newsarticles/newsarticles.html
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