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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 14:11:55 +0000 (UTC)


>From The Clare Journal & Ennis Advertiser, 20 January 1862 -

TOTAL WRECK OF TWO FOREIGN VESSELS IN THE CHANNEL.--On Monday
morning the captain his wife and daughter, and the crew of the Dutch
schooner Pelican, laden with wheat from Trieste to Antwerp, and which
sprung a leak and sunk in mid-Channel in the late gale, were landed at
Dover from the brig Eliza Jane of Shoreham. This vessel stood by the
Pelican until the hands were picked up ; she then brought them on to
Dover, where they will all be taken care of at the Sailors' Home, and be
forwarded to London. They all speak of the great kindness of Captain
Lalert, of the brig Eliza. The crew of the French lugger Petit Pierre,
run down and sunk and sunk by an Austrian brig, were also brought to
the Sailors' Home in an utterly destitute state. The Secretary of the
Home for Shipwrecked Sailors has received a very gratifying letter from
the French Minister of Marine, expressing the thanks of the Emperor's
Government for the efficient services rendered to the crews of thirty-
five wrecked French vessels by the Dover Sailors' Home.--London Paper.

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Dennis Ahern | Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Irish Maritime News
Acton, Mass. | http://immigrantships.net/newsarticles/newsarticles.html
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