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Thirty-eight passengers and crew drown when their ship runs aground in an Irish gale.

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11/10/1866

The British general purpose steamer Ceres had a regular run between Dublin and London along the coasts of the British Isles. Heading towards Dublin with cargo and forty-two passengers, the Ceres struck rocks at seven in the evening during a storm off the Irish coast south of Wexford. Close to land, attempts were made to rope to shore and some passengers and crew were successful as the Ceres broke into three parts but twenty-nine passengers and nine crewmen drowned and were washed up onto the beach the next day.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 170-172.

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