Thousands see American emigrant ship founder off French coast
The American barque Lima had left Le Havre in western France two days before bound for New Orleans with seventy-five emigrant passengers and a crew of twenty-six. The vessel was seen off Barfleur in difficulties in a storm. A large crowd gathered on the shore and saw the Lima was driven up on the rocks known as Rocher de Quillboeuf and quickly smashed to pieces. Only two men survived; all others were lost. (By John Osborne)
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 19.