Limerick, Sunday – Initial reports claiming that a vessel belonging to the Limerick Steamship Company had foundered in the Shannon turned out to be incorrect upon further investigation. However, it is confirmed that a wreck indeed took place.
On Friday, a small steam vessel carrying bricks entered the Shannon under distress due to adverse weather. Subsequently, the vessel ran aground on the dangerous Beal bar, which is known for its treacherous jagged rocks. On Saturday morning, the vessel managed to float off the bar with the help of the high tide and began steaming upriver.
It is believed that upon discovering a hole in the vessel’s bottom, the crew steered the ship towards the Kerry shore. Unfortunately, before it could be safely stranded, the vessel is said to have sunk in deep waters between Scattery Island and the Kerry shore.
As yet, no information has been reported regarding the fate of the crew. Additionally, no vessel matching this description was expected to arrive in Limerick, adding to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the wreck.
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph – Monday 29 December 1902