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From: Stephen Hayes
To: All
Date: 2003-12-08 03:22:38
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers

* Forwarded (from: GEN_BRITAIN) by Stephen Hayes using timEd/2 1.10.y2k.
* Originally from Dennis Ahern (8:8/2002) to All.
* Original dated: Sun Dec 07, 00:19

From: Dennis Ahern <ahern{at}world.std.com>


From The Cork Examiner, 24 December 1863 - 

       SHIPWRECK OF THE GERMAN EMIGRANT SHIP WILHELMSBURG.

   --It has been briefly announced that an emigrant vessel which
   left Hamburg for Australia a short time since with about four
   hundred persons on board, was lost on the coast of Holland
   during the recent storms, and that nearly every soul on board
   perished. One of the few survivors has furnished the following
   narrative of the wreck :--"You will have heard that the
   Hamburg ship Wilhelmsburg, Captain Gross, belonging to the
   house of Godeffroy and Son, was lost on the coast of
   Holland and that few lives were saved. Among those few I
   am one, and there are also fifteen of the crew saved, and
   about twenty-five of the passengers. About three hundred
   men were drowned or died in the terrible night from Thursday
   to Friday, and among these were the captain and the aged
   doctor. All who were in the fore part of the vessel and 'tween
   decks were drowned, as the one sank with all who were
   there and the other was full of water. Thus two hundred and
   fifty lives were sacrificed to the waves in the space of a few
   minutes. Of the three hundred passengers only twenty-four
   men and one woman were saved, and, with the remnant of
   the crew, are reduced to a state of utter destitution."

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