Shore Rescue

Shipwrecked

By far the largest number of shipwrecks occur when ships come into unplanned contact with the shore. In less enlightened days the local population took these events to be an unexpected bonus and opportunity for acquiring wealth. Slaughter of ships crew and passengers was common. The wrecking of the Spanish Armada around the shores of […]

The Crescent City

Mexican Silver Dollars at Galley Head P.O’Sullivan, Bandon – 1 November 2006 In 1870, The Liverpool and Mississippi Steamship Company took possession of a new ship, The Crescent City, which had been built at McMillan’s yard in Dumbarton near Glasgow. The Crescent City and her contemporaries had some very unusual features that harked back to […]