South Co. Antrim Wreck List "B"
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Vessel Type:

Brig

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:20th December 1876Place:Islandmagee
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:5mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:1237
Hull Material:WoodLatitude (GPS):54 51.052 North
Type of Seabed:Rocks and sandLongitude (GPS):05 47.355 West
Average Visibility:3 - 6mDiving Experience:Experienced Novice
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Diving Information:
  • The wreck lies off Ferris Point.Badly broken up.
  • Use small slipway to the North of Ballylumford Harbour.
  • Dive when the ferries are not running.
  • Warning!! - Do not stray beyond 7m or into the main channel.
  • Warning!! - The engine noise of ferries using the channel can be very loud.
 
Historical Information:
  • Built as the "George" of Workington in 1798 at Aberystwyth, she was currently owned by H. Ferguson of Workington.
  • Hull dimensions - 25.78 x 6.57 x 3.17m. and weighed 87 tons net.
  • Bound Workington for Drogheda with coal.
  • Ran aground between Ballylumford Harbour and the current lighthouse on Ferris Point.
 
Source Publications:
"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Ulster Coast"
by
Ian Wilson
Impact Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993
"Underwater Ireland Guide to Irish Dive Sites"
by
Irish Underwater Council
CFT 1999 - ISBN: 0948283025
 
Other Sources:
Peter Steel
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North Irish Lodge, Islandmagee (1999)
South Co. Antrim Wreck List "B"

Last update - 15-Jan-2002

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