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Kinvarra to Penzance – 1893

Schooner rigging: 1) Bowsprit; 2) Jib, followed by fore staysail; 3) (Fore) gaff topsail; 4) Foresail; 5) Main gaff topsail; 6) Mainsail; 7) End of boom Wikimedia.org
Schooner rigging: 1) Bowsprit; 2) Jib, followed by fore staysail; 3) (Fore) gaff topsail; 4) Foresail; 5) Main gaff topsail; 6) Mainsail; 7) End of boom
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THE TEESDALE MERCURY 1ST MARCH, 1893 P3

SAD FATALITY AT SEA

The schooner Jeffery, of Jersey. Captain Davey arrived in Penzance Harbour on Sunday afternoon from Kinvarra, Galway Bay and reported having experienced terrific weather on the voyage.

In her voyage from Ireland the Jeffery has been out between four and five weeks, and some anxiety had been felt respecting her safety. On Wednesday last E—- C—-, one of the seamen, was washed overboard. Captain Davey threw a lifebuoy to him and he succeeded in getting inside it. An attempt was then made to get a boat out, but there was such a tremendous sea running that on getting over the side of the ship the bottom of the boat was stove in, thus rendering it useless.

The crew then tried to get the vessel down to the man by wearing round, but they were unable to reach him.