The 2nd of May History Calendar

A Schooner

On this day 132 years ago in 1885, the Stather built schooner sank after a bad leak and failure of one of the pumps. She was on a voyage from Annalong, Ireland, to Chatham with 160 tons of granite. The crew escaped in the ships' boat.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.