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After a ten week voyage from India, a East India merchant ship wrecks on the Irish coast

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
01/28/1865
The paddle steamer Assaye had left Bombay on November 11, 1864 with a valuable cargo of cotton, jute, and flax seed.  Nearing the end of of her long voyage she ran into a powerful storm and was driven onto the coast of southern Ireland. Thanks to the efforts of the coast guard and local citizens all but one of her forty-nine man crew were saved. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1865 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1866), 11.

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