Saturday, 21 July 2012

Irish Shipwrecks

I discovered recently that there is an Internet site which lists all the shipwrecks around the Irish coast, so I looked for the sloop Industry of which our ancestor Robert McElhago (born 1770) was the Master and in which sadly he and all his crew drowned when the Industry was wrecked just off Drogheda harbour in 1798. It wasn't listed as an Irish shipwreck, so I wrote to the editor of the site who was surprised to receive the information, as the person who compiled the information is said to be proud of its completeness. He has now added Industry and we can be proud that our research has made a very good 'shipping site' even better.

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