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are two Black Rocks on the North Coast.
"Nokomis" lies on the one half a mile east of Portstewart.
853 tons and measuring 198.3 x 31.6 x 18.6ft., she was built for Messrs. McCorkel
of Londonderry, by Stephens of Glasgow in 1876.
Baltimore, she left Derry with a cargo of grain, in the company of the "Minniehaha",
on 19th January.
they neared Tory Island a gale blew up. The "Minniehaha" ran
for the Clyde, and "Nokomis" headed for the Foyle.
awaiting a tug at Greencastle, the gale rose to hurricane force. She lay off Moville
to ride out the storm.
the night of 26th, the Coastguard lost contact with her. She was blown over Tun's
Bank and was dashed to pieces on the rocks.
of the 17 crew survived.
Ships of Ireland"
& Co. 2nd Ed. 1984|
of the Irish Coast 932 - 1997"
J. Bourke |
J. Bourke 1998 - ISBN: 0952302713|
of the Ulster Coast"
Printing 1997 - ISBN: 0948154993|
update - 02-May-2002