Stories from Old Newspapers

Saunders News-Letter 9 June 1789

A lucky escape!

Monday last, a fishing wherry from Dungarvan, being four miles west of Ardmore Head, discovered a small boat, full of people, several of whom were employed in bailing out the water, which she had unavoidably taken in, on account of a rough sea.  The Dungarvan vessel approached to assist those distressed persons, whom it seems had been three days floating on the ocean. With little or no provision, and in danger of being every moment overset or foundering.  The crew consisted of four men and three women, who were endeavoring to get on board a brig, lying off Lundy, bound for Cork.  They were all brought safe to Dungarvan, early on Tuesday morning.