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Valiant Fishermen from County Clare – 1907

Quilty Church, County Clare Built with funds donated by French people after the rescue of the crew of the Leon XIII. The church porch contains a replica of the Leon XIII in a glass bottle, and the ship's bell stands in front of the altar. Photo: Eddylandzaat Wikipedia.org
Quilty Church, County Clare
Built with funds donated by French people after the rescue of the crew of the Leon XIII. The church porch contains a replica of the Leon XIII in a glass bottle, and the ship’s bell stands in front of the altar.
Photo: Eddylandzaat Wikipedia.org
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THE STARK COUNTY DEMOCRAT, 4TH OF OCTOBER, 1907, WEEKLY EDITION P5
IRISH FISHERMEN WORK VALIANTLY TO SAVE CREW OF FRENCH VESSEL WRECKED BY GALE

London, October 3rd
Throughout yesterday and today the fishermen on the coast of County Clare, Ireland, aided by coast guards and volunteer helpers, worked with the greatest courage and devotion to rescue the crew of the French ship Leon XIII, which went ashore in a gale on Spanish Point.
By nightfall they succeeded in saving thirteen, but nine men are still clinging to the rigging. There is hope, however, that they will be rescued at low tide tonightl