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Wrecks of 1854 - 1855

These wrecks were taken from various reports in the British Parliamentary Papers of 1856, on page 94 of Appendix to Sixteenth General Report of the Emigration Commissioners.

  • The Nashwauk went ashore near Adelaide, 13th May. Passengers and Crew saved
  • The Guiding Star, for Melbourne, spoken 15th February, and not since heard of; 481 Emigrants and 62 Officers and Crew lost.
  • Iowa, for Melbourne, sailed 29th April 1854 and not afterwards heard of; 85 Passengers and 36 Crew lost.
  • St. Patrick, for New York, went on shore near Barnegat, 19th December 1854. Passengers and Crew saved.
  • Lochmaben Castle, for Quebec, was ashore on the Bird Rocks, Gulf of St. Lawrence, 4th June. Passengers and Crew saved.
  • John, for Quebec, struck on the Manacle Rocks, near Falmouth, on the 3rd May. 194 lives lost. (see also report of wreck from the Quebec Mercury)


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