The Maidens Wreck List
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Vessel Type:

Barquentine

Location:Co. Antrim
Date of Loss:3rd July 1882Place:The Maidens
Cause of Loss:Ran agroundBoat Dive from:Ballylumford
Charted Depth:15mIrish O.S. Map:Discovery Series No. 9
Height of Wreck:ScatteredAdmiralty Chart No:2198
Hull Material:WoodLatitude (GPS):54 57.173 North
Type of Seabed:RocksLongitude (GPS):05 43.815 West
Average Visibility:5 - 10mDiving Experience:Novice
No image listed.
 
Diving Information:
  • Badly broken up, she lies in 5 - 15m of water, beside the "Sumatra" on the  East side of Highland Rock.
  • Launch from Ballylumford Harbour at any time.
  • Dive 30 mins. before High or Low Water Belfast.
 
Historical Information:
  • A Canadian Barquentine, 341 gross tons, bound Liverpool to Pictou, Nova Scotia, with a cargo of anchors, cables and chains, she ran aground on the East side of Highland Rock, North of the Maidens.
 

Source Publications:

"Shipwreck Index of Ireland"
by
Richard & Bridget Larn
Lloyd's Register - Fairplay Ltd 2002 - ISBN: 1900839970
"Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
by
Edward J. Bourke
Edward J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713
"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)
The Maidens Wreck List

Last update - 12-Mar-2003

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